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  1. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false General instructions. 125.2 Section 125.2 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACCOUNTS, FEDERAL POWER ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND...

  2. 46 CFR 232.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false General instructions. 232.2 Section 232.2 Shipping... ACTIVITIES UNIFORM FINANCIAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS § 232.2 General instructions. (a) Use of generally... relative impact on the balance sheet and income statement, respectively. (e) Effective Date....

  3. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false General instructions. 1767.15 Section 1767.15 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RUS ELECTRIC BORROWERS Uniform System of Accounts § 1767.15 General instructions. (a) Records....

  4. Generalization of socially transmitted and instructed avoidance

    PubMed Central

    Cameron, Gemma; Schlund, Michael W.; Dymond, Simon

    2015-01-01

    Excessive avoidance behavior, in which an instrumental action prevents an upcoming aversive event, is a defining feature of anxiety disorders. Left unchecked, both fear and avoidance of potentially threatening stimuli may generalize to perceptually related stimuli and situations. The behavioral consequences of generalization mean that aversive learning experiences with specific threats may lead to the inference that classes of related stimuli are threatening, potentially dangerous, and need to be avoided, despite differences in physical form. Little is known however about avoidance generalization in humans and the learning pathways by which it may be transmitted. In the present study, we compared two pathways to avoidance—instructions and social observation—on subsequent generalization of avoidance behavior, fear expectancy and physiological arousal. Participants first learned that one cue was a danger cue (conditioned stimulus, CS+) and another was a safety cue (CS−). Groups were then either instructed that a simple avoidance response in the presence of the CS+ cancelled upcoming shock (instructed-learning group) or observed a short movie showing a demonstrator performing the avoidance response to prevent shock (observational-learning group). During generalization testing, danger and safety cues were presented along with generalization stimuli that parametrically varied in perceptual similarity to the CS+. Reinstatement of fear and avoidance was also tested. Findings demonstrate, for the first time, generalization of socially transmitted and instructed avoidance: both groups showed comparable generalization gradients in fear expectancy, avoidance behavior and arousal. Return of fear was evident, suggesting that generalized avoidance remains persistent following extinction testing. The utility of the present paradigm for research on avoidance generalization is discussed. PMID:26150773

  5. 17 CFR 257.1 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false General instructions. 257.1 Section 257.1 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (CONTINUED) PRESERVATION AND DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS OF REGISTERED PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANIES AND OF MUTUAL AND SUBSIDIARY SERVICE COMPANIES § 257.1...

  6. General Systems Theory and Instructional Systems Design.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Salisbury, David F.

    1990-01-01

    Describes basic concepts in the field of general systems theory (GST) and identifies commonalities that exist between GST and instructional systems design (ISD). Models and diagrams that depict system elements in ISD are presented, and two matrices that show how GST has been used in ISD literature are included. (11 references) (LRW)

  7. 18 CFR 368.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF HOLDING COMPANIES AND SERVICE COMPANIES § 368.2 General.... Public utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies must continue to use parts 125 and 225 of this... utility, licensee, or natural gas company, as defined in the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 824 et...

  8. 18 CFR 368.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF HOLDING COMPANIES AND SERVICE COMPANIES § 368.2 General.... Public utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies must continue to use parts 125 and 225 of this... utility, licensee, or natural gas company, as defined in the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 824 et...

  9. 18 CFR 368.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF HOLDING COMPANIES AND SERVICE COMPANIES § 368.2 General.... Public utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies must continue to use parts 125 and 225 of this... utility, licensee, or natural gas company, as defined in the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 824 et...

  10. 18 CFR 368.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF HOLDING COMPANIES AND SERVICE COMPANIES § 368.2 General.... Public utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies must continue to use parts 125 and 225 of this... utility, licensee, or natural gas company, as defined in the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 824 et...

  11. 18 CFR 368.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF HOLDING COMPANIES AND SERVICE COMPANIES § 368.2 General.... Public utilities, licensees, and natural gas companies must continue to use parts 125 and 225 of this... utility, licensee, or natural gas company, as defined in the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 824 et...

  12. ACT and General Cognitive Ability

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    Koenig, Katherine A.; Frey, Meredith C.; Detterman, Douglas K.

    2008-01-01

    Research on the SAT has shown a substantial correlation with measures of "g" such as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Another widely administered test for college admission is the American College Test (ACT). Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, measures of "g" were derived from the ASVAB and correlated with…

  13. A Comparative Analysis of General Case Simulation Instruction and Naturalistic Instruction.

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    Domaracki, Joseph W.; Lyon, Steven R.

    1992-01-01

    This study, which involved training four young adults with moderate or severe mental retardation on housekeeping and janitorial work skills, found that simulation instruction based on general case methodology can be used to teach complex sequences, that naturalistic instruction seemed more efficient than simulation instruction, and that neither…

  14. 12 CFR 621.12 - Applicability and general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Applicability and general instructions. 621.12 Section 621.12 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Report of Condition and Performance § 621.12 Applicability and general instructions. (a)...

  15. 12 CFR 621.12 - Applicability and general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Applicability and general instructions. 621.12 Section 621.12 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Report of Condition and Performance § 621.12 Applicability and general instructions. (a)...

  16. 12 CFR 621.12 - Applicability and general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Applicability and general instructions. 621.12 Section 621.12 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Report of Condition and Performance § 621.12 Applicability and general instructions. (a)...

  17. 12 CFR 621.12 - Applicability and general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Applicability and general instructions. 621.12 Section 621.12 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Report of Condition and Performance § 621.12 Applicability and general instructions. (a)...

  18. 12 CFR 621.12 - Applicability and general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Applicability and general instructions. 621.12 Section 621.12 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Report of Condition and Performance § 621.12 Applicability and general instructions. (a)...

  19. 40 CFR 156.144 - Residue removal instructions-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Residue removal instructions-general. 156.144 Section 156.144 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES AND DEVICES Container Labeling § 156.144 Residue removal instructions—general. (a) General....

  20. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACCOUNTS, NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES § 225.2... account and other records prepared by or on behalf of the natural gas company. See item 40 of the schedule for those records that come into possession of the natural gas company in connection with...

  1. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACCOUNTS, NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES § 225.2... account and other records prepared by or on behalf of the natural gas company. See item 40 of the schedule for those records that come into possession of the natural gas company in connection with...

  2. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACCOUNTS, NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES § 225.2... account and other records prepared by or on behalf of the natural gas company. See item 40 of the schedule for those records that come into possession of the natural gas company in connection with...

  3. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACCOUNTS, NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES § 225.2... account and other records prepared by or on behalf of the natural gas company. See item 40 of the schedule for those records that come into possession of the natural gas company in connection with...

  4. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACCOUNTS, NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES § 225.2... account and other records prepared by or on behalf of the natural gas company. See item 40 of the schedule for those records that come into possession of the natural gas company in connection with...

  5. Generalized Instruction following with Pictorial Prompts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phillips, Cara L.; Vollmer, Timothy R.

    2012-01-01

    The benefits of permanent pictorial prompts in enhancing maintenance and generalization are likely dependent on their degree of stimulus control and the extent to which their use is generalized. Although several studies on the use of pictorial prompts have demonstrated their efficacy (e.g., Pierce & Schreibman, 1994; Wacker & Berg, 1983; Wacker,…

  6. General Metal Trades. Book II. Units of Instruction. Teacher's Guide.

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    Hohhertz, Durwin

    This teacher's guide was developed to aid in presenting units on general metal trades to students in Texas. The units are intended to provide students with basic knowledge and skills for each area of instruction in the general metal trades, and with the basic entry-level skills they will need to have in order to enter industry as trained workers.…

  7. Making Progress in the General Curriculum: Rethinking Effective Instructional Practices

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    Copeland, Susan R.; Cosbey, Joanna

    2009-01-01

    Research strongly supports including students with extensive support needs in general education settings and providing them access to the general curriculum. Yet, there is limited research indicating how to provide them authentic access to this curriculum. This article explores several instructional approaches to provide access including (a) use…

  8. A General Problem Describer for Computer Assisted Instruction.

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    Wools, Ronald Joe

    Currently in computer-assisted instruction (CAI) systems a number of problems are presented to each student during a session, with each individual problem being specified by the author of the session. A better approach might be to provide the author with a language in which he can describe to the computer the general type of problem he wants his…

  9. One Instructor's Approach to Computer Assisted Instruction in General Chemistry.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DeLorenzo, Ronald

    1982-01-01

    Discusses advantages of using computer-assisted instruction in a college general chemistry course. Advantages include using programs which generate random equations with double arrows (equilibrium systems) or generate alkane structural formula, asking for the correct IUPAC name of the structure. (Author/JN)

  10. INSTRUCTIONAL PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR A COURSE IN GENERAL BIOLOGY.

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    MAFFETT, JAMES E.

    THE INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES OF A FRESHMAN COURSE IN GENERAL BIOLOGY ARE ORGANIZED FOR THE STUDENT'S EASE OF REFERENCE. THE COURSE IS OUTLINED, BY DEGREE OF COMPLEXITY, AS FOLLOWS--(1) ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION, (2) ORIGIN AND ORGANIZATION OF LIFE, (3) CYTOLOGY, (4) METABOLISM AND BIOCHEMISTRY, (5) PLANT LIFE (VASCULAR AND NON-VASCULAR), (6)…

  11. What Should Instructional Designers Know about General Systems Theory?

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    Salisbury, David F.

    1989-01-01

    Describes basic concepts in the field of general systems theory (GST) and explains the relationship between instructional systems design (ISD) and GST. Benefits of integrating GST into the curriculum of ISD graduate programs are discussed, and a short bibliography on GST is included. (LRW)

  12. 130. NORTH PLANT GUARDHOUSE AT CENTER, WITH GENERAL INSTRUCTION BUILDING ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    130. NORTH PLANT GUARDHOUSE AT CENTER, WITH GENERAL INSTRUCTION BUILDING (BUILDING 1705) AT RIGHT. VIEW TO NORTHWEST. - Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Bounded by Ninety-sixth Avenue & Fifty-sixth Avenue, Buckley Road, Quebec Street & Colorado Highway 2, Commerce City, Adams County, CO

  13. 33 CFR 138.60 - Applications, general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... FOR WATER POLLUTION (VESSELS) AND OPA 90 LIMITS OF LIABILITY (VESSELS AND DEEPWATER PORTS) Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) § 138.60 Applications, general instructions. (a) You may obtain an Application for Vessel Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Water Pollution) (Form CG-5585) by...

  14. 33 CFR 138.60 - Applications, general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... FOR WATER POLLUTION (VESSELS) AND OPA 90 LIMITS OF LIABILITY (VESSELS AND DEEPWATER PORTS) Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) § 138.60 Applications, general instructions. (a) You may obtain an Application for Vessel Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Water Pollution) (Form CG-5585) by...

  15. 33 CFR 138.60 - Applications, general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... FOR WATER POLLUTION (VESSELS) AND OPA 90 LIMITS OF LIABILITY (VESSELS AND DEEPWATER PORTS) Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) § 138.60 Applications, general instructions. (a) You may obtain an Application for Vessel Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Water Pollution) (Form CG-5585) by...

  16. 33 CFR 138.60 - Applications, general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... FOR WATER POLLUTION (VESSELS) AND OPA 90 LIMITS OF LIABILITY (VESSELS AND DEEPWATER PORTS) Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) § 138.60 Applications, general instructions. (a) You may obtain an Application for Vessel Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Water Pollution) (Form CG-5585) by...

  17. 33 CFR 138.60 - Applications, general instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... FOR WATER POLLUTION (VESSELS) AND OPA 90 LIMITS OF LIABILITY (VESSELS AND DEEPWATER PORTS) Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) § 138.60 Applications, general instructions. (a) You may obtain an Application for Vessel Certificate of Financial Responsibility (Water Pollution) (Form CG-5585) by...

  18. 31 CFR 315.56 - General instructions and liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General instructions and liability. 315.56 Section 315.56 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued... and, where one is available, a corporate stamp or issuing or paying agent's stamp. (b) Liability....

  19. 45 CFR 503.2 - General policies-Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false General policies-Privacy Act. 503.2 Section 503.2... THE UNITED STATES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RULES OF PRACTICE PRIVACY ACT AND GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE REGULATIONS Privacy Act Regulations § 503.2 General policies—Privacy Act. The Commission will protect...

  20. 45 CFR 503.2 - General policies-Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false General policies-Privacy Act. 503.2 Section 503.2... THE UNITED STATES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RULES OF PRACTICE PRIVACY ACT AND GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE REGULATIONS Privacy Act Regulations § 503.2 General policies—Privacy Act. The Commission will protect...

  1. 45 CFR 503.2 - General policies-Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false General policies-Privacy Act. 503.2 Section 503.2... THE UNITED STATES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RULES OF PRACTICE PRIVACY ACT AND GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE REGULATIONS Privacy Act Regulations § 503.2 General policies—Privacy Act. The Commission will protect...

  2. 45 CFR 503.2 - General policies-Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false General policies-Privacy Act. 503.2 Section 503.2... THE UNITED STATES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RULES OF PRACTICE PRIVACY ACT AND GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE REGULATIONS Privacy Act Regulations § 503.2 General policies—Privacy Act. The Commission will protect...

  3. 45 CFR 503.2 - General policies-Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false General policies-Privacy Act. 503.2 Section 503.2... THE UNITED STATES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RULES OF PRACTICE PRIVACY ACT AND GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE REGULATIONS Privacy Act Regulations § 503.2 General policies—Privacy Act. The Commission will protect...

  4. General Case Simulation Instruction of Generalized Housekeeping Skills in Blind, Multihandicapped Adults.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lengyel, L. M.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    The study with three blind and mentally retarded adults with additional disabilities found that general case simulation instruction in housekeeping skills led to generalization to untrained settings. Degree of generalization was inversely related to the severity and complexity of participant disability. (Author/DB)

  5. Balancing Act: Student-Centered and Subject-Centered Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schurr, Sandra

    1996-01-01

    Argues that the middle school philosophy must address physical, psychological, intellectual, social, moral, and ethical needs of young adolescents. Presents 10 different methods of instruction that teachers can utilize to meet students' needs in order to make learning more productive and to balance student-centered and subject-centered…

  6. 29 CFR 783.1 - General scope of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... POLICY OR INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS APPLICATION OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT... Standards Act, as amended, is a Federal statute of general application which establishes minimum...

  7. 29 CFR 794.1 - General scope of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... POLICY OR INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS PARTIAL OVERTIME EXEMPTION FOR EMPLOYEES OF... Act, is a Federal statute of general application which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay,...

  8. The effects of instructional match and content overlap on generalized reading performance.

    PubMed Central

    Daly, E J; Martens, B K; Kilmer, A; Massie, D R

    1996-01-01

    This study examined the effects of instructional match and content overlap on students' ability to generalize from passage reading instruction. Four students with mild disabilities served as participants. Using a multielement design, students were instructed with passages at two levels of text difficulty (instructionally matched vs. instructionally mismatched), and generalization was assessed with passages at two levels of similarity to those instructed (low vs. high content overlap). Results indicated that students' oral reading accuracy and fluency showed the greatest degree of generalization when instructional materials were matched to the students' skill level and assessment materials were similar to those used during instruction. Moreover, these results were maintained at 1-month follow-up. The implications of these findings for classroom reading instruction and the assessment of students' reading skills are discussed. PMID:8995833

  9. 76 FR 72428 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-017 General Legal Records System of Records

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-23

    ... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--017 General... Security/ ALL--017 General Legal Records System of Records.'' This system will assist attorneys in..., Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must...

  10. Comparison of One-to-One Embedded Instruction in General Education Classes with Small Group Instruction in Special Education Classes

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    McDonnell, John; Johnson, Jesse W.; Polychronis, Shamby; Riesen, Tim; Jameson, Matt; Kercher, Kelli

    2006-01-01

    A single subject alternating treatment design was used to compare the effectiveness of embedded and small-group instruction to teach vocabulary word definitions to four middle school students with developmental disabilities. Embedded instruction was implemented in the students' general education classes. Students were taught to verbally define…

  11. A Review of Modeling Pedagogies: Pedagogical Functions, Discursive Acts, and Technology in Modeling Instruction

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    Campbell, Todd; Oh, Phil Seok; Maughn, Milo; Kiriazis, Nick; Zuwallack, Rebecca

    2015-01-01

    The current review examined modeling literature in top science education journals to better understand the pedagogical functions of modeling instruction reported over the last decade. Additionally, the review sought to understand the extent to which different modeling pedagogies were employed, the discursive acts that were identified as important,…

  12. 29 CFR 779.1 - General scope of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... POLICY OR INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO... Standards Act of 1938, as amended, is a Federal statute of general application which establishes minimum... violations, to supervise the payment of unpaid minimum wages or unpaid overtime compensation owing to...

  13. Acting Surgeon General Audrey Manley Named New President of Spelman.

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    Towns, Gail Hagans

    1997-01-01

    Spelman College has chosen one of its own alumnae, Audrey Manley, acting Surgeon General of the United States, as its eighth president. Some controversy accompanies the appointment. Manley is the widow of former Spelman President Albert Manley. (MSE)

  14. General Education Teachers' Differentiated Instruction in Elementary Inclusion

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    Deason, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    Inclusion teachers at the elementary level face challenges in differentiating instruction for all students. Despite inclusion teachers' willingness to use differentiated instruction (DI), many teachers struggle implementing DI because of teachers' understanding of DI, insufficient time for planning, and insufficient training and resources. The…

  15. A Generalized Instructional System for Elementary Mathematical Logic.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldberg, Adele

    A computer-based instructional system for teaching the notion of mathematical proof is described. The system is capable of handling formalizations of the full predicate calculus with identity and, with minor work, definite description. Designed as an instructional device, the program is also the basis for a number of research projects involving…

  16. The Impact of Instructions on Generalization of Conditioned Fear in Humans.

    PubMed

    Ahmed, Ola; Lovibond, Peter F

    2015-09-01

    Generalization of conditioned fear has been implicated in the maintenance and proliferation of fear in anxiety disorders. The role of cognitive processes in generalization of conditioning is an important yet understudied issue. Vervliet et al. (2010) tested generalization of fear to a visual stimulus of a particular color and shape paired with electric shock. Test stimuli shared either the color or shape of the CS+. Prior to conditioning, participants were instructed that either color or shape would be predictive of shock. Generalization was stronger to the stimulus containing the instructed feature, suggesting that instructions impacted generalization of fear. However, the result may also reflect the impact of instructions on attention and learning during the conditioning phase. In the present study, the instructional manipulation was given after the conditioning phase to control for any impact of instructions on learning. A similar result to that reported by Vervliet et al. was observed. On self-reported expectancy of shock, generalization was greater to the test stimulus that included the instructed stimulus feature. The same pattern was observed on skin conductance, although it did not reach statistical significance. The findings indicate that explicitly instructed information affected generalization of conditioned fear independently of any impact on learning, pointing to the role of cognitive processes in human fear generalization. They also support the utility of cognitive therapy approaches, which are employed after fear has already developed, in addressing clinical overgeneralization. PMID:26459840

  17. Initiation and Generalization of Self-Instructional Skills in Adolescents with Autism and Intellectual Disability.

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    Smith, Katherine A; Ayres, Kevin A; Alexander, Jennifer; Ledford, Jennifer R; Shepley, Collin; Shepley, Sally B

    2016-04-01

    Self-instruction using videos or other supports on a mobile device is a pivotal skill and can increase independence for individuals with disabilities by decreasing a need for adult supports. This study evaluated the effects of progressive time delay (PTD) to teach four adolescents with autism and intellectual disability how to initiate self-instruction in the presence of a task direction for an untrained task. Participants were screened for imitating video models prior to the study and were taught to navigate to videos on an iPhone(®) in history training. A multiple probe design across settings embedded in a multiple probe design across participants was used to evaluate the effects of PTD on initiation of self-instruction. All participants learned to self-instruct. Two participants generalized self-instruction to two novel settings. Two participants required instruction in two settings before generalizing to the third. Three participants generalized self-instruction in the presence of a task direction from the researcher to a task direction from their classroom teacher in all three settings. One participant generalized to a task direction presented by the classroom teacher in one setting, but not in the other two. All participants maintained self-instruction behaviors assessed 1 week after all participants met criteria in all settings. Self-instruction using videos or other supports on a mobile device is a pivotal skill and can increase independence for individuals with disabilities by decreasing a need for adult supports. PMID:26572658

  18. The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Music Instruction on Intelligence and General Cognitive Abilities

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    Costa-Giomi, Eugenia

    2015-01-01

    This article reviews research on the effects of music instruction on general cognitive abilities. The review of more than 75 reports shows (1) the consistency in results pertaining to the short-term effects of music instruction on cognitive abilities and the lack of clear evidence on the long-term effects on intelligence; (2) the complex nature of…

  19. Small Group Instruction for Students with Autism: General Case Training and Observational Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Birkan, Bunyamin

    2010-01-01

    A multiple-probe design across response chains and students was used to evaluate the combined instructional effects of progressive time delay, general case training, and observational learning on the food and drink preparation skills of three children with autism. All instruction was delivered in a group learning arrangement. The data suggested…

  20. Acquisition and Generalization of Purchasing Skills Using a Video Enhanced Computer-Based Instructional Program.

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    Ayres, Kevin M.; Langone, John

    2002-01-01

    Three elementary students with mental retardation used a computer-based instructional package to practice purchasing skills and the dollar plus strategy. The instructional package utilized video footage and a constant time delay procedure to facilitate skill acquisition. Skills did not generalize, although changes in purchasing behavior in the…

  1. Low Energy Technology. A Unit of Instruction in General Energy Concepts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Donna; Becker, William J.

    This unit of instruction on general energy concepts was designed for use by agribusiness and natural resources teachers in Florida high schools and by agricultural extension agents as they work with students and adults. It is one of a series of 11 instructional units (see note) written to help teachers and agents to educate their students and…

  2. Effects of Psychomotor Instruction on Elementary General Music Students' Singing Performance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phillips, Kenneth H.; Aitchison, Randall E.

    1997-01-01

    Investigates the effects of a year-long program of vocal instruction on measures of respiration (vital capacity, peak flow, duration) and singing performance (high pitch, low pitch, total range, pitch accuracy) among general music students in elementary grades. Charts the specific psychomotor skills most influenced by instructive measures. (MJP)

  3. Heavy Equipment Operator: General Equipment Operator. Instructional Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hendrix, Laborn J.; Sawatzky, Joyce

    Developed through close coordination between contractors, construction workers, and vocational educators, this instructor's manual is designed to help heavy equipment instructors present materials in a systematic format. The instructional materials in the manual are written in terms of student performance, using measurable behavioral objectives.…

  4. 40 CFR 156.144 - Residue removal instructions-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... the heading “Storage and Disposal.” (c) Exemption for residential/household use products. Residential/household use pesticide products are exempt from the residue removal instruction requirements in this... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Residue removal...

  5. Application of ABA Principles to General Communication Instruction.

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    Ogletree, Billy T.; Oren, Thomas

    2001-01-01

    This article examines applied behavior analysis (ABA) based communication instruction for students with autism. It offers an historical context for ABA in speech-language pathology and reviews the literature on the use of ABA as a treatment method for communication impairment in autism, comparing contemporary ABA with the developmental…

  6. Organic Chemistry Self Instructional Package 1: Review of General Chemistry.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zdravkovich, V.

    This booklet is one of a series of 17 developed at Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland. It provides an individualized, self-paced undergraduate organic chemistry instruction module designed to augment any course in organic chemistry but particularly those taught using the text "Organic Chemistry" by Morrison and Boyd. The entire…

  7. Generalizing from Observations of Mathematics Teachers' Instructional Practice Using the Instructional Quality Assessment

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    Wilhelm, Anne Garrison; Kim, Sungyeun

    2015-01-01

    One crucial question for researchers who study teachers' classroom practice is how to maximize information about what is happening in classrooms while minimizing costs. This report extends prior studies of the reliability of the Instructional Quality Assessment (IQA), a widely used classroom observation toolkit, and offers insight into the often…

  8. The Effects of Relaxation Instructions and EMG Biofeedback of Test Anxiety, General Anxiety, and Locus of Control.

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    Reed, Michael; Saslow, Carol

    1980-01-01

    Brief relaxation instruction alone and instructions plus electromyographic (EMG) feedback produced significant decreases in general and test-specific anxiety. EMG feedback added little to the effectiveness of relaxation instructions and practice. Relaxation instruction without EMG biofeedback shifted subjects toward a more internal locus of…

  9. Effects of Conceptual Systems and Instructional Methods on General Chemistry Laboratory Achievement.

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    Jackman, Lance E.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of three instructional methods and conceptual systems orientation on achievement in a freshman general chemistry laboratory course. Traditional approach, learning cycle, and computer simulations are discussed. (KR)

  10. Spontaneous Response Generalization during Whole Word Instruction: Reading to Spell and Spelling to Read

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    Noell, George H.; Connell, James E.; Duhon, Gary J.

    2006-01-01

    The bulk of the existing literature emphasizes the use of phonemic/phonetic based instruction to enhance generalization between reading and written language. However, phonetically irregular words are common in English and may require the use of whole word approaches. This study examined generalization between from reading to spelling and from…

  11. Golf Instruction. An Application of Schmidt's Generalized Motor Program.

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    Asbell, Ann C.

    1989-01-01

    This article describes how application of the generalized motor program, conceptualized by Schmidt, can yield consistent and effective results when teaching students the golf swing. Specific teaching suggestions are given and a brief discussion of the applicability of this program to tennis and swimming is included. (JAH)

  12. The Effects of Psychomotor Skills Instruction on Attitude toward Singing and General Music among Students in Grades 4-6.

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    Phillips, Kenneth H.; Aitchison, Randall E.

    1998-01-01

    Investigates the relationship of psychomotor skills instruction on student attitudes in grades 4-6 towards singing and general music instruction. Finds females have more positive attitudes, interest declines as grade-level increases, group vocal instruction may produce more positive attitudes, and a positive relationship between liking to sing in…

  13. General practice, clinical intention and the Sexual Offences Act 2003

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    General practitioners must be capable of regularly taking ‘ultimate’ responsibility for difficult decisions in situations of clinical complexity and uncertainty. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 criminalises all sexual activity with a child under the age of 16. However, those who act with the purpose of protecting a child from a sexually transmitted infection, protecting the physical safety of a child, preventing the child from becoming pregnant or promoting the child's emotional well-being by the giving of advice will not commit an offence. Medicolegal academic writers have compared the legal separation of intention and foreseeability with the special defence of double-effect used in the palliative care context. This paper seeks to draw upon legal principles in constructing an ethical framework for analysis of this issue. It is hoped that this case study will stimulate further discussion, clarify the moral reasoning underpinning the existing guidelines for GPs and how the doctrine or principle of double effect can be used outside the palliative medicine context. PMID:25949594

  14. Elementary, General-Education Teachers' Reports of Self-Efficacy in Using Evidenced-Based Instructional Strategies to Differentiate Instruction for Students with Disabilities

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    Stevens, Kimberly Y.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to describe elementary, general-education teachers' reports of self-efficacy (Bandura, 1997) in using Marzano et al.'s (2010) evidenced-based instructional strategies to differentiate instruction for students with disabilities. The two frameworks that guided this investigation were Bandura's…

  15. The Texas Real Estate License Act. Teachers Instructional Packet (TIP), No. 1, Fall 1984. Revised Fall 1985.

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    Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Real Estate Research Center.

    Part of a series of classroom aids designed for real estate instructors, this instructional packet was developed to help real estate students understand the content and complexities of the Real Estate License Act of Texas. The packet has three parts. The first two parts provide an instructor's evaluation form and the instructor's guide to the law,…

  16. 40 CFR 49.3 - General Tribal Clean Air Act authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General Tribal Clean Air Act authority... ASSISTANCE TRIBAL CLEAN AIR ACT AUTHORITY Tribal Authority § 49.3 General Tribal Clean Air Act authority... respect to all provisions of the Clean Air Act and implementing regulations, except for those......

  17. Programming for Generalization of Oral Reading Fluency Using Computer-Assisted Instruction and Changing Fluency Criteria

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    Keyes, Starr E.; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Gibson, Lenwood, Jr.; Robinson-Ervin, Porsha

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of a supplemental repeated reading intervention delivered through a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program on the oral reading fluency (ORF), comprehension, and generalization of second graders who were at risk for reading failure. Six students received the Read Naturally Software Edition (RNSE) treatment…

  18. Modeling Classroom Discourse: Do Models That Predict Dialogic Instruction Properties Generalize across Populations?

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    Samei, Borhan; Olney, Andrew M.; Kelly, Sean; Nystrand, Martin; D'Mello, Sidney; Blanchard, Nathan; Graesser, Art

    2015-01-01

    It has previously been shown that the effective use of dialogic instruction has a positive impact on student achievement. In this study, we investigate whether linguistic features used to classify properties of classroom discourse generalize across different subpopulations. Results showed that the machine learned models perform equally well when…

  19. Mathematics Instructional Practices and Assessment Accommodations by Secondary Special and General Educators

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    Maccini, Paula; Gagnon, Joseph Calvin

    2006-01-01

    A nationwide random sample of 179 secondary general education math and special education teachers completed a survey asking them about their use of specific instructional practices to help teach math to students with learning disabilities (LD) and emotional/behavioral disorders (EB/D) and their use of specific assessment accommodations with these…

  20. Prospective Teachers' Views about Video-Enhanced General Biology Instruction

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    Çetin, Gülcan

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the study is to determine the views of the prospective physics and chemistry teachers about the video-enhanced General Biology instruction. The participants included 19 second-year prospective teachers (10 in Physics and 9 in Chemistry Education) at Necatibey Faculty of Education, Balikesir University, Turkey in the 2011-2012 academic…

  1. 30 CFR 50.20-1 - General instructions for completing MSHA Form 7000-1.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... LABOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND PRODUCTION IN MINES NOTIFICATION, INVESTIGATION, REPORTS AND RECORDS OF ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND COAL PRODUCTION IN MINES Reporting of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses § 50.20-1 General instructions for completing MSHA Form...

  2. 30 CFR 50.20-1 - General instructions for completing MSHA Form 7000-1.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... LABOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND PRODUCTION IN MINES NOTIFICATION, INVESTIGATION, REPORTS AND RECORDS OF ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND COAL PRODUCTION IN MINES Reporting of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses § 50.20-1 General instructions for completing MSHA Form...

  3. 30 CFR 50.20-1 - General instructions for completing MSHA Form 7000-1.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... LABOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND PRODUCTION IN MINES NOTIFICATION, INVESTIGATION, REPORTS AND RECORDS OF ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND COAL PRODUCTION IN MINES Reporting of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses § 50.20-1 General instructions for completing MSHA Form...

  4. 30 CFR 50.20-1 - General instructions for completing MSHA Form 7000-1.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... LABOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND PRODUCTION IN MINES NOTIFICATION, INVESTIGATION, REPORTS AND RECORDS OF ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND COAL PRODUCTION IN MINES Reporting of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses § 50.20-1 General instructions for completing MSHA Form...

  5. 30 CFR 50.20-1 - General instructions for completing MSHA Form 7000-1.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... LABOR ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND PRODUCTION IN MINES NOTIFICATION, INVESTIGATION, REPORTS AND RECORDS OF ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, ILLNESSES, EMPLOYMENT, AND COAL PRODUCTION IN MINES Reporting of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses § 50.20-1 General instructions for completing MSHA Form...

  6. Instructional and behavior management practices implemented by elementary general education teachers.

    PubMed

    Reddy, Linda A; Fabiano, Gregory A; Dudek, Christopher M; Hsu, Louis

    2013-12-01

    This investigation examined 317 general education kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers' use of instructional and behavioral management strategies as measured by the Classroom Strategy Scale (CSS)-Observer Form, a multidimensional tool for assessing classroom practices. The CSS generates frequency of strategy use and discrepancy scores reflecting the difference between recommended and actual frequencies of strategy use. Hierarchical linear models (HLMs) suggested that teachers' grade-level assignment was related to their frequency of using instructional and behavioral management strategies: Lower grade teachers utilized more clear 1 to 2 step commands, praise statements, and behavioral corrective feedback strategies than upper grade teachers, whereas upper grade teachers utilized more academic monitoring and feedback strategies, content/concept summaries, student focused learning and engagement, and student thinking strategies than lower grade teachers. Except for the use of praise statements, teachers' usage of instructional and behavioral management strategies was not found to be related to years of teaching experience or to the interaction of years of teaching experience and grade-level assignment. HLMs suggested that teachers' grade level was related to their discrepancy scores of some instructional and behavioral management strategies: Upper grade teachers had higher discrepancy scores in academic performance feedback, behavioral feedback, and praise than lower grade teachers. Teachers' discrepancy scores of instructional and behavioral management strategies were not found to be related to years of teaching experience or to the interaction of years of teaching experience and grade-level assignment. Implications of results for school psychology practice are outlined. PMID:24295143

  7. A Comparison of General and Specific Instructions to Promote Task Engagement and Completion by a Young Man with Asperger Syndrome

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    Bouxsein, Kelly J.; Tiger, Jeffrey H.; Fisher, Wayne W.

    2008-01-01

    Previous research has suggested that the topography of instructions (general vs. specific) may influence the likelihood that young children comply with instructions. The purpose of the current study was to compare the rates of task completion of a young man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when provided with general and specific instructions…

  8. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false General provisions-the âEconomy Act.â 728.51... Federal Agencies § 728.51 General provisions—the “Economy Act.” The Economy Act, 31 U.S.C. 1535, generally... convenient, or less expensive, than commercial procurement. Provisions of the Economy Act apply to...

  9. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false General provisions-the âEconomy Act.â 728.51... Federal Agencies § 728.51 General provisions—the “Economy Act.” The Economy Act, 31 U.S.C. 1535, generally... convenient, or less expensive, than commercial procurement. Provisions of the Economy Act apply to...

  10. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false General provisions-the âEconomy Act.â 728.51... Federal Agencies § 728.51 General provisions—the “Economy Act.” The Economy Act, 31 U.S.C. 1535, generally... convenient, or less expensive, than commercial procurement. Provisions of the Economy Act apply to...

  11. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false General provisions-the âEconomy Act.â 728.51... Federal Agencies § 728.51 General provisions—the “Economy Act.” The Economy Act, 31 U.S.C. 1535, generally... convenient, or less expensive, than commercial procurement. Provisions of the Economy Act apply to...

  12. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General provisions-the âEconomy Act.â 728.51... Federal Agencies § 728.51 General provisions—the “Economy Act.” The Economy Act, 31 U.S.C. 1535, generally... convenient, or less expensive, than commercial procurement. Provisions of the Economy Act apply to...

  13. 29 CFR 4.104 - What the Act provides, generally.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... fringe benefits provisions of the contract. Contractors performing work subject to the Act thus enter... engaged in performing work on the contract less than such Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage. Contracts..., the wage rates and fringe benefits contained in a collective bargaining agreement applicable...

  14. 76 FR 54110 - Attorney General's Guidelines on Implementation of the Provisions of the Voting Rights Act...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-31

    ... coverage based upon the 2000 Census. 67 FR 48871. Under the terms of section 203(b)(4), these... necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Plain Language Instructions... determinations for Section 4(f)(4) were published at 40 FR 43746 (Sept. 23, 1975), 40 FR 49422 (Oct. 22,...

  15. Has Elementary Social Studies Instruction Become Collateral Damage of the No Child Left Behind Act?

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    Babini, Kathleen Callanan

    2013-01-01

    Public schools stress the need for students to become informed and engaged citizens, however social studies instruction is becoming marginalized in many elementary schools today, the very area where they learn citizenship and about the world around them. This study seeks to: understand the reason for the loss of instructional time for social…

  16. The Effect of Schema-vs-Translation-Based Instruction on Persian Medical Students' Learning of General English

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    Khodadady, Ebrahim; Elahi, Majid

    2012-01-01

    This study explored the effect of employing two language teaching approaches, i.e., schema-based instruction (SBI) and translation-based instruction (TBI) on the structure and vocabulary knowledge as well as reading comprehension ability of sixty undergraduate students studying general English in a medical school in Mashhad, Iran. While the SBI…

  17. An Evaluation of Audio-Visual Slide/Tape Units and Teaching for Creativity in College General Chemistry Laboratory Instruction.

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    Hill, Brenda Wallace

    The major purposes of this study were to evaluate the effect of the use of slide/tape units as an instructional aid for the teaching of laboratory technique in the college general chemistry laboratory and to determine if special instruction in creativity would effect creativity in chemistry. The units were evaluated under three conditions of…

  18. 29 CFR 784.1 - General scope of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... POLICY OR INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT... establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, and child labor requirements that apply as provided in the... compliance and, in the event of violations, to supervise the payment of unpaid minimum wages or...

  19. 78 FR 59161 - Designation of Officers of the General Services Administration to Act as Administrator of General...

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    2013-09-26

    .... (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, September 20, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013-23601 Filed 9-25-13; 8:45 am... of the General Services Administration to Act as Administrator of General Services Memorandum for the Administrator of General Services By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws...

  20. 40 CFR 49.3 - General Tribal Clean Air Act authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false General Tribal Clean Air Act authority... Air Act authority. Tribes meeting the eligibility criteria of § 49.6 shall be treated in the same manner as States with respect to all provisions of the Clean Air Act and implementing regulations,...

  1. 40 CFR 49.3 - General Tribal Clean Air Act authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false General Tribal Clean Air Act authority... Air Act authority. Tribes meeting the eligibility criteria of § 49.6 shall be treated in the same manner as States with respect to all provisions of the Clean Air Act and implementing regulations,...

  2. 40 CFR 49.3 - General Tribal Clean Air Act authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false General Tribal Clean Air Act authority... Air Act authority. Tribes meeting the eligibility criteria of § 49.6 shall be treated in the same manner as States with respect to all provisions of the Clean Air Act and implementing regulations,...

  3. 40 CFR 49.3 - General Tribal Clean Air Act authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false General Tribal Clean Air Act authority... Air Act authority. Tribes meeting the eligibility criteria of § 49.6 shall be treated in the same manner as States with respect to all provisions of the Clean Air Act and implementing regulations,...

  4. Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL

    2011-09-15

    09/15/2011 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 171. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.2055, which became Public Law 112-74 on 12/23/2011. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  5. Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16

    2009-07-10

    07/20/2009 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 115. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.3288, which became Public Law 111-117 on 12/16/2009. Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  6. Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2014

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM

    2013-07-25

    09/11/2013 Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. Hearings held prior to introduction and/or referral. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-417. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.3547, which became Public Law 113-76 on 1/17/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  7. Does Instruction Alter the Naturalistic Pattern of Pragmatic Development? A Case of Request Speech Act

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    Taguchi, Naoko; Naganuma, Naeko; Budding, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the effects of explicit instruction on the development of pragmatic competence in L2 English. The study is based on Taguchi's (2012) study conducted in an English-medium university in Japan, which revealed patterns of change in Japanese EFL students' production of requests in high- and low-imposition situations. Students showed…

  8. Class Acts: Instructional Strategies and Classroom Materials That Work. Harvesting the Harvesters. Book 5.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lawless, Ken

    The fifth in a series of 10 study units for a Migrant Educators' National Training OutReach (MENTOR) correspondence course discusses effective instructional strategies and teacher behaviors for migrant education. Designed for use in preservice or inservice teacher education, the unit reviews classroom approaches involving mutual respect for…

  9. Will the No Child Left Behind Act Promote Direct Instruction of Science?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hake, Richard

    2005-03-01

    Education research in physics at the high school and undergraduate level strongly suggests that interactive engagement enhances students' conceptual understanding much more than traditional Direct Science Instruction (DSI). Similar conclusions can be drawn from K-8 science-education research. Nevertheless, DSI predominates in CA because of the DSI- orientation of the CA State Board of Education and Curriculum Commission [1]. Likewise the U.S. Dept. of Education's (USDE's): (a) DSI-orientation as demonstrated by its recent national-education summit showcasing of the research of Klahr and Nigam [2]; and (b) science achievement testing starting in 2007; threatens to promote DSI nationwide. It might be hoped that NRC's expert science education committees will steer the USDE away from promoting DSI, the antithesis of the NRC's own recommendations for inquiry methods. [1] R.R. Hake. ``Direct Science Instruction Suffers a Setback in California - Or Does It?" (2004), <ł http://www.physics.indiana.edu/˜hake/DirInstSetback-041104f.pdf>. [2] Klahr, D. & M. Nigam. 2004. ``The equivalence of learning paths in early science instruction: effects of direct instruction and discovery learning" (2004), .

  10. A Primer on Decision Analysis for Individually Prescribed Instruction. ACT Technical Bulletin No. 17.

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    Davis, Charles E.; And Others

    A coherent system of decision making is described that may be incorporated into an instructional sequence to provide a supplement to the experience-based judgment of the classroom teacher. The elements of this decision process incorporate prior information such as a teacher's past experience, experimental results such as a test score, and…

  11. Elegant Instruction

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    Luterbach, Kenneth J.

    2013-01-01

    This article describes a new form of instruction called elegant instruction. Generally speaking, educational technologists assert that instruction ought to be effective and efficient. Some educational technologists might add that instruction should also satisfy learners. Incorporating the standard requirements and going beyond satisfaction,…

  12. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students. 107th Congress, 1st Session.

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    National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.

    This report describes the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students. Part A describes the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act. Its four subparts include the following: (1) grants and subgrants for English language acquisition…

  13. Hanford Facility resource conservation and recovery act permit general inspection plan

    SciTech Connect

    Beagles, D.B.

    1995-12-01

    The Hanford Facility Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Permit, General Inspection Requirements, includes a requirement that general facility inspections be conducted of the 100, 200 East, 200 West, 300, 400, and 1100 Areas and the banks of the Columbia River. This inspection plan describes the activities that shall be conducted for a general inspection of the Hanford Facility.

  14. Writing Instruction in Middle Schools: Special and General Education Teachers Share Their Views and Voice Their Concerns

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Troia, Gary A.; Maddox, Mary E.

    2004-01-01

    We examined writing instruction in the middle school context from the perspectives of special and general education teachers via focus groups and rating scales. We found that special and general educators alike valued a balanced approach to teaching writing, that both groups held a positive view of their teaching efficacy, and that both groups…

  15. An Experimental Analysis of General Case Simulation Instruction and the Establishment and Maintenance of Work Performance in Severely Handicapped Students.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Woolcock, William Woodrow

    This doctoral dissertation examines the extent to which general case simulation instruction on a janitorial task sequence and a housekeeping task sequence conducted with four secondary and postsecondary age persons with moderate mental retardation resulted in generalized performance. A multiple baseline design across subjects and behaviors was…

  16. 16 CFR 500.3 - Prohibited acts, coverage, general labeling requirements, exemption procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... requirements, exemption procedures. 500.3 Section 500.3 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES, REGULATIONS, STATEMENT OF GENERAL POLICY OR INTERPRETATION AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE FAIR PACKAGING AND LABELING ACT REGULATIONS UNDER SECTION 4 OF THE FAIR PACKAGING AND LABELING ACT § 500.3 Prohibited...

  17. 16 CFR 500.3 - Prohibited acts, coverage, general labeling requirements, exemption procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... requirements, exemption procedures. 500.3 Section 500.3 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES, REGULATIONS, STATEMENT OF GENERAL POLICY OR INTERPRETATION AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE FAIR PACKAGING AND LABELING ACT REGULATIONS UNDER SECTION 4 OF THE FAIR PACKAGING AND LABELING ACT § 500.3 Prohibited...

  18. 16 CFR 500.3 - Prohibited acts, coverage, general labeling requirements, exemption procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... requirements, exemption procedures. 500.3 Section 500.3 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES, REGULATIONS, STATEMENT OF GENERAL POLICY OR INTERPRETATION AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE FAIR PACKAGING AND LABELING ACT REGULATIONS UNDER SECTION 4 OF THE FAIR PACKAGING AND LABELING ACT § 500.3 Prohibited...

  19. Building Word Knowledge: Opportunities for Direct Vocabulary Instruction in General Education for Students with Reading Difficulties

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    Wanzek, Jeanne

    2014-01-01

    Direct vocabulary instruction is 1 critical component of reading instruction. Although most students in the elementary grades need to continue building their vocabulary knowledge, students with reading difficulties are at the greatest risk of falling further behind each year in vocabulary and concept knowledge without effective instruction. This…

  20. 75 FR 82042 - Office of Inspector General; Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of the Office of Inspector General...

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    2010-12-29

    ...Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), notice is hereby given that HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) proposes to consolidate, update and delete Systems of Records (SORs) within its existing repository of SORs, and establish a new SORs to be maintained by the 13 Regional Special Agents in Charge nationwide and the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in......

  1. Flexibility and Coordination among Acts of Visualization and Analysis in a Pattern Generalization Activity

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    Nilsson, Per; Juter, Kristina

    2011-01-01

    This study aims at exploring processes of flexibility and coordination among acts of visualization and analysis in students' attempt to reach a general formula for a three-dimensional pattern generalizing task. The investigation draws on a case-study analysis of two 15-year-old girls working together on a task in which they are asked to calculate…

  2. A Comparison of the Instructional Context for Students with Behavioral Issues Enrolled in Self-Contained and General Education Classrooms

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    Maggin, Daniel M.; Wehby, Joseph H.; Moore Partin, Tara C.; Robertson, Rachel; Oliver, Reginal M.

    2011-01-01

    Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) are often placed into self-contained settings to provide more focused academic and behavioral supports. Little is known, however, about differences in the instructional contexts of self-contained and general education classrooms. Using direct observation and self-report measures, the present…

  3. The Effect of Instruction Based on Multiple Intelligences Theory on the Attitude and Learning of General English

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    Soleimani, Habib; Moinnzadeh, Ahmad; Kassaian, Zohreh; Ketabi, Saeed

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present study is investigating the effect of instruction based on Multiple intelligence (MI) theory on attitude and learning of General English course among students of Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Branch in the second semester of educational year of 2010-2011. 61 male and female students in two different classes…

  4. The Effects of Word Box Instruction on Acquisition, Generalization, and Maintenance of Decoding and Spelling Skills for First Graders

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    Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; Joseph, Laurice M.; Kanotz, Brittany; Rouse, Christina A.; Sawyer, Mary R.

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the effects of implementing word boxes as a supplemental instruction method on the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of word identification and spelling. Word box intervention consists of using manipulatives to learn phonological decoding skills. The participants were three African-American urban first graders…

  5. An Analysis of Specialized Reading Instruction in High School English Classes for Students with Disabilities Included in General Education

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    Beasley, Kathy Rosvold

    2010-01-01

    This study is a qualitative case study that examined and analyzed the instructional strategies implemented by high school English teachers when teaching reading to students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Ten teachers who teach high school English on collaborative teams made up of a general and a special educator participated in the…

  6. A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Interactive Laser Disc and Classroom Video Tape for Safety Instruction of General Motors Workers.

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    Bosco, James; Wagner, Jerry

    1988-01-01

    Describes evaluation that assessed the effectiveness of the Interactive Laser Disc System (ILDS) Training Program in comparison with classroom instruction with videotape for training of General Motors workers. Topics discussed include achievement test, attitude scales, opinion surveys, user preference questionnaires, interviews, and variables that…

  7. Increasing implementation of special education instruction in mainstream preschools: direct and generalized effects of nondirective consultation.

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    Peck, C A; Killen, C C; Baumgart, D

    1989-01-01

    Two studies evaluated a consultation strategy for increasing teachers' implementation of instruction related to specific Individualized Education Plan objectives for handicapped children mainstreamed into regular preschool programs. In the first study, teachers viewed videotaped sequences of regular classroom routines and were asked to generate ideas for embedding IEP-related instruction into those routines. All teachers demonstrated increases in instructional behaviors in targeted routines, and 2 of the 3 teachers increased instruction in additional settings that had not been the focus of the consultation. Children demonstrated concomitant increases in IEP-targeted behaviors. In follow-up questionnaires and interviews, teachers reported increased confidence in their ability to implement specialized instruction. These findings were replicated in a second study in which the videotaping was replaced by teacher interview, and in which the consultation was carried out by a previously untrained special education teacher. PMID:2473058

  8. Revising Department of Public Instruction Practices Regarding the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act. A Workshop Report with Recommendations for Improvement. Bulletin No. 95168.

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.

    This report describes the process, participants, and recommendations for change evolving from a workshop centered on a review of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) practices relating to the federal Carl Perkins Act. A workshop summary discusses the background, process, and outcomes of the workshop. Highlights are provided from the…

  9. Culturally Oriented Instructional Materials for Pima Children. Final Report, Academic Year 1969-70, for an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III Project.

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    Brook, Weston L., Comp.

    Culturally oriented instructional materials for Pima children are described in this final report of a 3-year study funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III. The reported objective of the project was to assist the Pima children living on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona to develop a positive self-image and a sense…

  10. Enhancing Instructional Efficiency through Generalization and Instructive Feedback: A Single-Subject Study with Children with Mental Retardation

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    Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Kurt, Onur; Acar, Gazi

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze (a) the acquisition and maintenance effects of the simultaneous prompting (SP) procedure on teaching to name objects to two participants with mental retardation, (b) the effects of multiple exemplar approach for generalizing the acquired skills over three non-trained examples (sample), and (c) the effects…

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  12. 43 CFR 2320.2 - General determinations under the Federal Power Act.

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    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false General determinations under the Federal Power Act. 2320.2 Section 2320.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) LAND WITHDRAWALS Federal Energy Regulatory...

  13. Law, Language, and Land: A Multimethod Analysis of the General Allotment Act and Its Discourses

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    Lawrence, Adrea; Cooke, Brec

    2010-01-01

    This study emerges from a professional development workshop the authors conducted with elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The article highlights of responses of workshop participants, particularly their response that the law was about assimilation, in the context of "The General Allotment Act of 1887" and the Hopi Indian response to it.…

  14. 29 CFR 1977.3 - General requirements of section 11(c) of the Act.

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General requirements of section 11(c) of the Act. 1977.3 Section 1977.3 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EMPLOYEES EXERCISING RIGHTS UNDER...

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false General requirements of section 11(c) of the Act. 1977.3 Section 1977.3 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EMPLOYEES EXERCISING RIGHTS UNDER...

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  17. [Efficacy of individual smoking cessation instructions for general smokers among clients of a health center].

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    Akahane, K; Anada, K; Arino, M; Ono, A; Tomonaga, M; Nakabayashi, M; Nishida, M; Yamakawa, N; Yoshitsugu, M; Shimo, T

    1992-04-01

    Smoking cessation instruction for individuals using a standardized smoking cessation manual and a handout developed by the authors was studied in a controlled trial among employees who visited a health center for Industrial Safety and Health Law mandated annual health examinations. Smokers in the study group were given 5-10 minutes smoking cessation instruction mainly by public health nurses and nutritionists following the above-mentioned manual and using the handouts. Subjects in both groups were interviewed by telephone to assess changes in smoking habits one month after the first contact. Smoking clients who came on Friday (132) and on Monday (93) were assigned to study and control groups, respectively. One hundred and nineteen members (90.2%) of the study group and 88 (94.6%) of the control group were successfully followed until one month after the initial contact. Seven subjects in the study group were not smoking one month after the instruction, while no one gave up smoking in the control group (p less than 0.05). It was confirmed by telephone survey that 6 of the 7 subjects who were not smoking at one month were still maintaining abstinence from smoking one year after the instruction. Smokers who did not stop smoking reported a reduction in their smoking dose in the study group. Lighter smokers reacted more readily to instruction than did heavier smokers and the knowledge level of subjects was positively associated with the success rate. PMID:1611121

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  19. Recombinative Generalization of Action-Object Verbal Instruction Following by Profoundly Retarded Individuals.

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    McCuller, William R.; Salzberg, Charles L.

    A study involving three profoundly retarded adults was designed to investigate the efficacy of a stair step diagonal training progression in promoting correct responses to untrained action-object verbal instructions. Procedures included pretraining assessment of action verbs and nouns, matrix training in which each S was physically put through the…

  20. CHEMEX; Understanding and Solving Problems in Chemistry. A Computer-Assisted Instruction Program for General Chemistry.

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    Lower, Stephen K.

    A brief overview of CHEMEX--a problem-solving, tutorial style computer-assisted instructional course--is provided and sample problems are offered. In CHEMEX, students receive problems in advance and attempt to solve them before moving through the computer program, which assists them in overcoming difficulties and serves as a review mechanism.…

  1. Computer- and Video-Based Instruction of Food-Preparation Skills: Acquisition, Generalization, and Maintenance

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    Ayres, Kevin; Cihak, David

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a computer-based video instruction (CBVI) program to teach life skills. Three middle school-aged students with intellectual disabilities were taught how to make a sandwich, use a microwave, and set the table with a CBVI software package. A multiple probe across behaviors design was used to…

  2. Competency-Based General Physics Instruction with a One-Man Staff

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    Aubel, J. L.

    1974-01-01

    Describes a competency-based instruction (CBI) system in which a student must regularly demonstrate satisfactory understanding or performance of specified competencies in order to proceed to new materials. Reports mastery and timing results suggesting more efficient learning in a CBI system. (Author/GS)

  3. Initiation and Generalization of Self-Instructional Skills in Adolescents with Autism and Intellectual Disability

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    Smith, Katherine A.; Ayres, Kevin A.; Alexander, Jennifer; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Shepley, Collin; Shepley, Sally B.

    2016-01-01

    Self-instruction using videos or other supports on a mobile device is a pivotal skill and can increase independence for individuals with disabilities by decreasing a need for adult supports. This study evaluated the effects of progressive time delay (PTD) to teach four adolescents with autism and intellectual disability how to initiate…

  4. Teaching General and Systemic Pathology in a New Veterinary School. I. Method of Instruction

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    Crowell, W. A.; And Others

    1976-01-01

    The Year II pathology course presented to the first two classes of veterinary students at L.S.U. was favorably evaluated. The method of instruction included learner objectives, the autotutorial approach with minicourses, modified mastery evaluation, and the Postlethwait means of presentation. (Author/LBH)

  5. Acquisition and Generalization of Chained Tasks Taught with Computer Based Video Instruction to Children with Autism

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    Ayres, Kevin M.; Maguire, Amy; McClimon, Desiree

    2009-01-01

    Three elementary aged students with autism participated in an evaluation of computer based video instruction that targeted functional life skills. The effects of the software were analyzed in the context of a multiple probe design across and replicated across participants. This study represents a departure from more traditional video based…

  6. Some Lessons to Be Learned from a Decade of General Education Outcomes Assessment with the ACT COMP Measures.

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    Yarbrough, Donald B.

    1992-01-01

    This article reviews the literature addressing uses of the American College Testing College Outcome Measures Program (ACT COMP), the most frequently used standardized measure of cognitive general education outcomes. It concludes that worthwhile evaluations of ACT COMP uses require well-crafted general education program evaluations. Recommendations…

  7. Requests for euthanasia in general practice before and after implementation of the Dutch Euthanasia Act

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    van Alphen, Jojanneke E; Donker, Gé A; Marquet, Richard L

    2010-01-01

    Background The Netherlands was the first country in the world to implement a Euthanasia Act in 2002. It is unknown whether legalising euthanasia under strict conditions influences the number and nature of euthanasia requests. Aim To investigate changes in the number of, and reasons for, requests for euthanasia in Dutch general practice after implementation of the Euthanasia Act. Design of study Retrospective dynamic cohort study comparing 5 years before (1998–2002) and 5 years after (2003–2007) implementation of the Act. Method Standardised registration forms were used to collect data on requests for euthanasia via the Dutch Sentinel Practice Network. This network of 45 general practices is nationally representative by age, sex, geographic distribution, and population density. Results The mean annual incidence of requests before implementation amounted to 3.1/10 000 and thereafter to 2.8/10 000 patients. However, trends differed by sex. The number of requests by males decreased significantly from 3.7/10 000 to 2.6/10 000 (P = 0.008); the requests by females increased non-significantly from 2.6/10 000 to 3.1/10 000. Before and after implementation, cancer remained the major underlying disease for requesting euthanasia: 82% versus 77% for men; 73% versus 75% for females. Pain was a major reason for a request, increasing in the period before implementation (mean 27%), but declining in the period thereafter (mean 22%). Loss of dignity became a less important reason after implementation (from 18% to 10%, P = 0.04), predominantly due to a marked decrease in the number of females citing it as a reason (from 17% to 6%, P = 0.02). Conclusion There was no increase in demand for euthanasia after implementation of the Euthanasia Act. Pain as a reason for requesting euthanasia showed an increasing trend before implementation, but declined thereafter. Loss of dignity as a reason declined, especially in females. PMID:20353671

  8. When NCLB and IDEA Collide: The Effect of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 on the Instructional Placement and State Assessment of Special Education Students in Texas

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    Baker, Sara J. Sanders

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if significant changes have occurred in the instructional placement and state assessment participation rates of special education students in the state of Texas since the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Data analyzed included the instructional placement data for the years of 2002…

  9. A Survey on Literacy Instruction for Students with Multiple Disabilities

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    Durando, Julie

    2008-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Education Act of 2004 stress the importance of giving every child access to the general education curriculum. The Reading First program, under the No Child Left Behind Act, aimed to establish evidence-based literacy instruction for all students in kindergarten…

  10. [Contemporary relevance of the Spanish General Health Act after twenty five years].

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    Criado Álvarez, Juan José; Repullo Labrador, José Ramón; García Millán, Angel

    2011-10-01

    Since its enactment in 1986, the General Health Law (Law 14/1986) has undergone several changes that have consolidated a model of National Health System. The law was embodied in 113 articles, ten Additional Provisions, five transitional arrangements, two Repeal and fifteen Final Provisions, has altogether 143 articles. After reviewing all legislation that appeared from 1986 to until today we can see that there are 106 articles (74.2%) that have lost regulatory effectiveness and merit analysis or reflection. All these items can be classified into four groups, the repealed and amended 26 articles (18.2%), 33 items of obsolete group (23.1%); the group of ill-developed are 6 articles (4.2%) and the critical (controversial and under ambiguous wording) group that has 41 articles (28.6%). After a quarter century of enforcement of the Act, two thirds of it to be reviewed. This legal weakness suggest the need of a new General Health Act for the Spanish National health System, being it a central objective of a political wide agreement. PMID:22212831

  11. A Study of Concept Mapping as an Instructional Intervention in an Undergraduate General Chemistry Calorimetry Laboratory

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    Stroud, Mary W.

    This investigation, rooted in both chemistry and education, considers outcomes occurring in a small-scale study in which concept mapping was used as an instructional intervention in an undergraduate calorimetry laboratory. A quasi-experimental, multiple-methods approach was employed since the research questions posed in this study warranted the use of both qualitative and quantitative perspectives and evaluations. For the intervention group of students, a convenience sample, post-lab concept maps, written discussions, quiz responses and learning surveys were characterized and evaluated. Archived quiz responses for non-intervention students were also analyzed for comparison. Students uniquely constructed individual concept maps containing incorrect, conceptually correct and "scientifically thin" calorimetry characterizations. Students more greatly emphasized mathematical relationships and equations utilized during the calorimetry experiment; the meaning of calorimetry concepts was demonstrated to a lesser extent.

  12. The effectiveness of three sets of school-based instructional materials and community training on the acquisition and generalization of community laundry skills by students with severe handicaps.

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    Morrow, S A; Bates, P E

    1987-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of three sets of school-based instructional materials and community training on acquisition and generalization of a community laundry skill by nine students with severe handicaps. School-based instruction involved artificial materials (pictures), simulated materials (cardboard replica of a community washing machine), and natural materials (modified home model washing machine). Generalization assessments were conducted at two different community laundromats, on two machines represented fully by the school-based instructional materials and two machines not represented fully by these materials. After three phases of school-based instruction, the students were provided ten community training trials in one laundromat setting and a final assessment was conducted in both the trained and untrained community settings. A multiple probe design across students was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the three types of school instruction and community training. After systematic training, most of the students increased their laundry performance with all three sets of school-based materials; however, generalization of these acquired skills was limited in the two community settings. Direct training in one of the community settings resulted in more efficient acquisition of the laundry skills and enhanced generalization to the untrained laundromat setting for most of the students. Results of this study are discussed in regard to the issue of school versus community-based instruction and recommendations are made for future research in this area. PMID:3659439

  13. Evaluation of ACT/SAT scores as predictors of student success in general chemistry

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    Scott, Kerri Dalita

    Prediction of student success in a single course such as general chemistry has traditionally been the purview of the department which owns the course such as the department of chemistry. In the analysis of data such as ACT or SAT scores, chemists have traditionally used the statistic techniques common to their research pursuits. For many chemists, this is typically been ordinary linear regression where letter grades that students receive are treated as the dependent variable while factors of interest were explored as potential predictive variables. Evaluation of the underlying mathematical basis of linear regression reveals that its use in success predication violates one of more of the assumptions that must be made about the type and quality of data. The most commonly violated assumption is homoscedacity (or constant variance of the errors). Additionally, the ultimate goal of success prediction is to determine if a student will either pass or fail a course based on the predictor variable---that is---only 2 possible outcomes. With the increasing availability of personal computing, other means of data analysis are now commonly available via statistical software packages such as SPSS. One alternative technique that continues to grow in the interest of chemists' evaluation of student success is logistic regression. Logistic regression is a general linearized model in which the natural logarithm of the odds is linearly related to the predictor variable. This study investigates the use of the ACT and SAT to predict student success in general chemistry at The University of Mississippi, CHEM 105, over a four year period. Additionally this study seeks to determine a typical student profile in order to determine if the widely accepted notions of the typical CHEM 105 student are reasonably accurate.

  14. Instructional Accommodations for Students with Asperger Syndrome in the General High School Classroom

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    Baylis, Myrna

    2011-01-01

    General education teachers in the secondary sector are held responsible for adapting their lessons and classroom environment for students with Asperger Syndrome. With the growing number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder being placed in general education classrooms, teachers are faced with yet another challenge in making their curriculum…

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  16. Assessing Current Instructional Practices in General Biology One (BIO1010) and Arguing for a Model-Centered Curriculum

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    Manthey, Seth

    This collected papers dissertation focused on the argument for the need to adapt and develop a model-centered General Biology I course through the analyses of current instructional practices at a large, public, Hispanic-serving university. This dissertation included a comparison of General Biology I course sections taught in two differing formats, one is a traditional lecture with face-to-face meetings and the other is an online instruction setting. The comparison of these sections was accomplished through the use of a conceptual inventory, student attitude survey, drop-fail-withdraw (DFW) rates, and Social Network Analysis. This comparison found that there was no detectible significant difference between course type for both the conceptual understanding and formation of student-to-student networks. It was also found that there was a significant difference between course type when looking at students' attitudes towards Biology and success in the two course types. Additionally in a second study the project used a phenomoenographic analysis of student interviews that explored the students' use of scientific models when asked about plant cells and animal cells. It was found that during the analysis of students' ideas that students predominantly used a single model function. The cell types of focus in the second study were two models that were identified, in a third study, through a coded analysis of faculty interviews and textbook analysis. These models are viewed as essential for students to possess an understanding of upon completion of General Biology I. The model-based course that this study argued for is based on a curricular framework initially developed for use in introductory physics courses. University Modeling Instruction courses in physics (UMI-P) have been linked to improved student conceptual understanding positive attitudinal shifts, and decreased DFW rates. UMI, however, has not been expanded for implementation within the other science disciplines

  17. The Effect of Explicit Metapragmatic Instruction on Request Speech Act Awareness of Intermediate EFL Students at Institute Level

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    Masouleh, Fatemeh Abdollahizadeh; Arjmandi, Masoumeh; Vahdany, Fereydoon

    2014-01-01

    This study deals with the application of the pragmatics research to EFL teaching. The need for language learners to utilize a form of speech acts such as request which involves a series of strategies was significance of the study. Although defining different speech acts has been established since 1960s, recently there has been a shift towards…

  18. Pre-Employment Laboratory Training. General Agricultural Mechanics Volume II. Instructional Materials.

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    Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Vocational Instructional Services.

    This course outline, the second volume of a two-volume set, consists of lesson plans for pre-employment laboratory training in general agricultural mechanics. Covered in the eight lessons included in this volume are cold metal work, soldering, agricultural safety programs, farm shops, farm structures, farm and ranch electrification, soil and water…

  19. Pre-Employment Laboratory Training. General Agricultural Mechanics Volume I. Instructional Materials.

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    Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Vocational Instructional Services.

    This course outline, the first volume of a two-volume set, consists of lesson plans for pre-employment laboratory training in general agricultural mechanics. Covered in the 12 lessons included in this volume are selecting tractors and engines, diagnosing engine conditions, servicing electrical systems, servicing cooling systems, servicing fuel and…

  20. Better Space Construction Decisions by Instructional Program Simulation Utilizing the Generalized Academic Simulation Programs.

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    Apker, Wesley

    This school district utilized the generalized academic simulation programs (GASP) to assist in making decisions regarding the kinds of facilities that should be constructed at Pilchuck Senior High School. Modular scheduling was one of the basic educational parameters used in determining the number and type of facilities needed. The objectives of…

  1. An Investigation of Learning Transfer in English-for-General-Academic-Purposes Writing Instruction

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    James, Mark Andrew

    2010-01-01

    This case study involved a detailed examination of learning transfer from an English-for-general-academic-purposes writing course to tasks that involve writing in other academic courses. Data were gathered over one academic year from 11 students enrolled in the writing course. These students participated in a series of interviews and provided…

  2. Individualizing Elementary General Music Instruction: Case Studies of Assessment and Differentiation

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    Salvador, Karen

    2011-01-01

    Elementary general music teachers typically teach hundreds of students every week. Each child has individual learning needs due to a variety of factors, such as prior experiences with music, music aptitude, learning style, and personality. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore ways that experienced teachers used assessments to…

  3. Computer Assisted Instruction to Teach Item Selection in Grocery Stores: An Assessment of Acquisition and Generalization

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    Hutcherson, Karen; Langone, John; Ayres, Kevin; Clees, Tom

    2004-01-01

    One principle of applied research is to design intervention programs targeted to teach useful skills to the participants (Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968), while structuring the program to promote generalization of the skills to the natural environment (Stokes & Baer, 1977). Proficiency in community skills (e.g., community navigation and…

  4. The Effect of Instruction with Graphing Calculators on How General Mathematics Students Naturalistically Solve Algebraic Problems.

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    Merriweather, Michelle; Tharp, Marcia L.

    1999-01-01

    Focuses on changes in attitude toward mathematics and calculator use and changes in how general mathematics students naturalistically solve algebraic problems. Uses a survey to determine whether a student is rule-based. Concludes that the rule-based students used an equation to solve the algebraic word problem whereas the non-rule-based students…

  5. Development and Assessment of Green, Research-Based Instructional Materials for the General Chemistry Laboratory

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    Cacciatore, Kristen L.

    2010-01-01

    This research entails integrating two novel approaches for enriching student learning in chemistry into the context of the general chemistry laboratory. The first is a pedagogical approach based on research in cognitive science and the second is the green chemistry philosophy. Research has shown that inquiry-based approaches are effective in…

  6. 45 CFR 90.42 - What responsibilities do recipients and agencies have generally to ensure compliance with the Act?

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false What responsibilities do recipients and agencies have generally to ensure compliance with the Act? 90.42 Section 90.42 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AGE IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL...

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  9. Development and assessment of green, research-based instructional materials for the general chemistry laboratory

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    Cacciatore, Kristen L.

    This research entails integrating two novel approaches for enriching student learning in chemistry into the context of the general chemistry laboratory. The first is a pedagogical approach based on research in cognitive science and the second is the green chemistry philosophy. Research has shown that inquiry-based approaches are effective in improving student learning outcomes in general chemistry when used comprehensively in the general chemistry laboratory. Little prior research exists about effects on student learning about green chemistry. A novel experimental protocol called Laboratory Report Templates (LRT) was designed, and three LRT experiments and supplemental materials for the general chemistry laboratory were created utilizing the principles of green chemistry and current research findings on student learning. These experiments were successfully field-tested and implemented in university and high school settings. This work represents an important contribution to science curriculum design because the LRT protocol uniquely motivates development of students' scientific communication skills and has wide potential applicability. A study comparing student learning of chemistry content and experimental design skills following completion of one of the LRT experiments or a traditional experiment on identical chemistry content was conducted. Study results indicate that students who completed the LRT experiment learned significantly more content and experimental skills directly related to the content of the experiment than did students who completed the traditional experiment. This study demonstrates that changing one lab in general chemistry curricula from traditional to research-based has a positive effect on student learning. This finding is important because incremental curricular change is a promising alternative to the wholesale curricular change that has been shown to be effective, because an incremental approach minimizes the most common barriers to change

  10. Instructional materials for SARA/OSHA training. Volume 1, General site working training

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    Copenhaver, E.D.; White, D.A.; Wells, S.M.

    1988-04-01

    This proposed 24 hour ORNL SARA/OSHA training curriculum emphasizes health and safety concerns in hazardous waste operations as well as methods of worker protection. Consistent with guidelines for hazardous waste site activities developed jointly by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Coast Guard, and the Envirorunental Protection Agency, the program material will address Basic Training for General Site Workers to include: ORNL Site Safety Documentation, Safe Work Practices, Nature of Anticipated Hazards, Handling Emergencies and Self-Rescue, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Demonstration of Use, Care, and Limitations of Personal Protective, Clothing and Equipment, and Demonstration of Monitoring Equipment and Sampling Techniques. The basic training courses includes major fundamentals of industrial hygiene presented to the workers in a format that encourages them to assume responsibility for their own safety and health protection. Basic course development has focused on the special needs of ORNL facilities. Because ORNL generates chemical wastes, radioactive wastes, and mixed wastes, we have added significant modules on radiation protection in general, as well as modules on radiation toxicology and on radiation protective clothing and equipment.

  11. Ambulatory Training for Primary Care General Internists: Innovation With the Affordable Care Act in Mind

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    Rieselbach, Richard E.; Feldstein, David A.; Lee, Patrick T.; Nasca, Thomas J.; Rockey, Paul H.; Steinmann, Alwin F.; Stone, Valerie E.

    2014-01-01

    Background Although primary care general internists (PCGIs) are essential to the physician workforce and the success of the Affordable Care Act, they are becoming an endangered species. Objective We describe an expanded program to educate PCGIs to meet the needs of a reformed health care system and detail the competencies PCGIs will need for their roles in team-based care. Intervention We recommended 5 initiatives to stabilize and expand the PCGI workforce: (1) caring for a defined patient population, (2) leading and serving as members of multidisciplinary health care teams, (3) participating in a medical neighborhood, (4) improving capacity for serving complex patients in group practices and accountable care organizations, and (5) finding an academic role for PCGIs, including clinical, population health, and health services research. A revamped approach to PCGI education based in teaching health centers formed by community health center and academic medical center partnerships would facilitate these curricular innovations. Anticipated Outcomes New approaches to primary care education would include multispecialty group practices facilitated by electronic consultation and clinical decision-support systems provided by the academic medical center partner. Multiprofessional and multidisciplinary education would prepare PCGI trainees with relevant skills for 21st century practice. The centers would also serve as sites for state and federal Medicaid graduate medical education (GME) expansion funding, making this funding more accountable to national health workforce priorities. Conclusions The proposed innovative approach to PCGI training would provide an innovative educational environment, enhance general internist recruitment, provide team-based care for underserved patients, and ensure accountability of GME funds. PMID:24949177

  12. Current Events via Electronic Media: An Instructional Tool in a General Education Geology Course

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Flood, T. P.

    2008-12-01

    St. Norbert College (SNC) is a liberal arts college in the Green Bay Metropolitan area with an enrollment of approximately 2100 students. All students are required to take one science course with a laboratory component as part of the general education program. Approximately 40% of all SNC students take introductory geology. Class size for this course is approximately 35 students. Each faculty member teaches one section per semester in a smart classroom A synthesis of current events via electronic media is an excellent pedagogical tool for the introductory geology course. An on-going informal survey of my introductory geology class indicates that between 75- 85% of all students in the class, mostly freshman and sophomores, do not follow the news on a regular basis in any format, i.e. print, internet, or television. Consequently, most are unaware of current scientific topics, events, trends, and relevancy. To address this issue, and develop a positive habit of the mind, a technique called In-the-News-Making-News (INMN) is employed. Each class period begins with a scientifically-related (mostly geology) online news article displayed on an overhead screen. The articles are drawn from a variety of sources that include international sites such as the BBC and CBC; national sites such as PBS, New York Times, and CNN; and local sites such as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Green Bay Press Gazette. After perusing the article, additional information is often acquired by "Google" to help supplement and clarify the original article. An interactive discussion follows. Topics that are typically covered include: global climate change, basic scientific and technological discoveries, paleontology/evolution, natural disasters, mineral/ energy/ water resources, funding for science, space exploration, and other. Ancillary areas that are often touched on in the conversation include ethics, politics, economics, philosophy, education, geography, culture, or other. INMN addresses

  13. Self-Regulated Strategy Development and Generalization Instruction: Effects on Story Writing and Personal Narratives among Students with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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    Adkins, Mary H.; Gavins, Marva V.

    2012-01-01

    The effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) and generalization instruction with 3 second and third grade students with severe emotional/behavioral disorders, in one self-contained classroom were examined. The effects of the intervention on multiple measures of story writing were examined at baseline, postinstruction and maintenance.…

  14. Effects of General-Case Training, Instructions, Rehearsal, and Feedback on the Reduction of Sight-Reading Errors by Competent Musicians

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    Dib, Nancy Ellen; Sturmey, Peter

    2011-01-01

    We used general-case training, instructions, rehearsal, and feedback to teach 3 advanced flute students to improve their sight-reading skills. Training resulted in systematic decreases in note errors, rhythm errors, repetitions, and hesitations for each participant. The procedures and outcomes were socially validated through subjective evaluation…

  15. Effects of general-case training, instructions, rehearsal, and feedback on the reduction of sight-reading errors by competent musicians.

    PubMed

    Dib, Nancy Ellen; Sturmey, Peter

    2011-01-01

    We used general-case training, instructions, rehearsal, and feedback to teach 3 advanced flute students to improve their sight-reading skills. Training resulted in systematic decreases in note errors, rhythm errors, repetitions, and hesitations for each participant. The procedures and outcomes were socially validated through subjective evaluation by the participants and music teachers not involved with the study. PMID:21941389

  16. Influence of Head Teachers' General and Instructional Supervisory Practices on Teachers' Work Performance in Secondary Schools in Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District, Uganda

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    Jared, Nzabonimpa Buregeya

    2011-01-01

    The study examined the Influence of Secondary School Head Teachers' General and Instructional Supervisory Practices on Teachers' Work Performance. Qualitative and qualitative methods with a descriptive-correlational research approach were used in the study. Purposive sampling technique alongside random sampling technique was used to select the…

  17. School-to-Work and Inclusion in General Education Teacher Preparation Programs: Instructional Modules for Middle Childhood Subject Area Methods Courses.

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    Hamill, Lee B.; Geer, Cindy H.

    Six instructional modules for middle childhood subject area methods courses are designed to target students in preservice middle childhood general education programs. The modules have been developed for each of the content area methods courses to ensure all preservice teachers have ample exposure to the school-to-work (STW) philosophy and…

  18. Trajectories of Change in University Students' General Views of Group Work Following One Single Group Assignment: Significance of Instructional Context and Multidimensional Aspects of Experience

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    Wosnitza, Marold; Volet, Simone

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines how distinct trajectories of change in students' general views of group work over the duration of one single group assignment could be explained by multidimensional aspects of their experience and the overall instructional context. Science (336) and Education (377) students involved in a semester-long group assignment…

  19. Computer-Based Video Instruction to Teach Young Adults with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities to Perform Multiple Step, Job Tasks in a Generalized Setting

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    Mechling, Linda C.; Ortega-Hurndon, Fanny

    2007-01-01

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of computer-based video instruction (CBVI) to teach three young adults with moderate intellectual disabilities to perform complex, multiple step, job tasks in a generalized setting. A multiple probe design across three job tasks and replicated across three students was used to evaluate the effectiveness of…

  20. Inclusive Music Education in the Republic of Korea: Policies and Adaptive Instruction for General Educators of Primary School Students with Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kim, Eun Jew

    2009-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to research the current inclusive practices in primary school music education in the Republic of Korea (ROK), identify issues that hamper optimal inclusion, and develop instructional strategies and recommendations to assist general educators in the accommodation of students with disabilities in their music classes.…

  1. 77 FR 57557 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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    2012-09-18

    ... for comments. SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast... Fullenkamp, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries...

  2. 36 CFR 1192.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Miscellaneous instructions. 1192.4 Section 1192.4 Parks, Forests, and Public Property ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 1192.4 Miscellaneous...

  3. Effectiveness and Efficiency of Flashcard Drill Instructional Methods on Urban First-Graders' Word Recognition, Acquisition, Maintenance, and Generalization

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nist, Lindsay; Joseph, Laurice M.

    2008-01-01

    This investigation built upon previous studies that compared effectiveness and efficiency among instructional methods. Instructional effectiveness and efficiency were compared among three conditions: an incremental rehearsal, a more challenging ratio of known to unknown interspersal word procedure, and a traditional drill and practice flashcard…

  4. 43 CFR 2522.1 - General acts authorizing extensions of time.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) DESERT-LAND ENTRIES... of time for the submission of final proof by a desert-land claimant. Said Acts are the following... making desert-land proofs were authorized by the Acts of June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 274; 43 U.S.C....

  5. 43 CFR 2522.1 - General acts authorizing extensions of time.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) DESERT-LAND ENTRIES... of time for the submission of final proof by a desert-land claimant. Said Acts are the following... making desert-land proofs were authorized by the Acts of June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 274; 43 U.S.C....

  6. 43 CFR 2522.1 - General acts authorizing extensions of time.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) DESERT-LAND ENTRIES... of time for the submission of final proof by a desert-land claimant. Said Acts are the following... making desert-land proofs were authorized by the Acts of June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 274; 43 U.S.C....

  7. 43 CFR 2522.1 - General acts authorizing extensions of time.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) DESERT-LAND ENTRIES... of time for the submission of final proof by a desert-land claimant. Said Acts are the following... making desert-land proofs were authorized by the Acts of June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 274; 43 U.S.C....

  8. Differences in the sources of information and acquaintance with instructions between Dimona and the general population after a suicide bomber event.

    PubMed

    Richman, Aaron; Shohat, Galit; Soffer, Yechiel; Bar-Dayan, Yaron

    2010-01-01

    A telephone survey among two randomly selected, representative samples of adults was conducted two days after a suicide bomber event in Dimona, Israel. Television, radio, Internet, and newspapers were more common sources of information in the general population, whereas friends, family, and the local authorities were the more common sources of information in Dimona. Higher acquaintance with police instructions and higher knowledge of the exact location of the event were found in the population of Dimona. Authorities must pay attention to this phenomenon and use the correct sources of information in each area in order to achieve better exposure of the target population to the police instructions after a terrorist event. PMID:20405464

  9. 77 FR 49011 - Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery Management...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-15

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery... of a new system of records for the OGC E-Discovery Management System until after the opportunity for... (5 U.S.C. 552a), HUD published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2012, at 77 FR 41997, a...

  10. 77 FR 42796 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Statement of General Routine Uses; Notice of...

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    2012-07-20

    ... use. To date, DOT has published 12 general routine uses (see 65 FR 19476, published April 11, 2000; 68 FR 8647, published February 23, 2003; and 75 FR 82132, published December 29, 2010). The three new... Act Guidelines'' issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on July 1, 1975 (see 40 FR...

  11. 78 FR 9721 - Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery Management...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-11

    ...Pursuant to the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974, HUD is providing notice of its formal adoption of a new system of records for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) E-Discovery Management System (EDMS). The OGC discovery productions typically require the preservation, collection and analysis of massive emails, word processing documents, PDF files, spreadsheets, presentations, database......

  12. 76 FR 65181 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-20

    ... Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries... for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification...

  13. Numbered Heads Together as a Tier 1 Instructional Strategy in Multitiered Systems of Support

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    Hunter, William C.; Maheady, Lawrence; Jasper, Andrea D.; Williamson, Robert L.; Murley, Renee C.; Stratton, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Federal mandates (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, 2004; No Child Left Behind Act, 2001) require teachers to accommodate students with more diverse academic and behavioral needs in inclusive general educational settings. To assist general educators in meeting this instructional challenge, multi-tiered systems of support…

  14. 21 CFR 860.130 - General procedures under section 513(e) of the act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES MEDICAL DEVICE CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES Reclassification § 860.130... reclassification proceedings under the act based upon new information. (b) A proceeding to reclassify a device... would provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device and there is...

  15. 21 CFR 860.130 - General procedures under section 513(e) of the act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES MEDICAL DEVICE CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES Reclassification § 860.130... reclassification proceedings under the act based upon new information. (b) A proceeding to reclassify a device... would provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device and there is...

  16. 76 FR 12715 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-08

    ... non- ] target catch. The proposed work is to meet the following objectives: Catch and bycatch... non-target) will count against the appropriate groundfish sector allocation. No fish below the minimum... Species Act; and gear-specific fish possession restrictions. All non-compliant fish would be discarded...

  17. Success on the CLEP General Examinations as a Function of ACT Performance

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vogel, Ross E.; Halinski, Ronald S.

    1977-01-01

    This article provides information designed to assist counselors in helping high school students realistically assess their chances of earning college credit through the CLEP General Examinations. (Author)

  18. The effect of matching learning styles and instructional strategies on academic achievement and student enjoyment of science lessons in a high school general chemistry course

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fundi, Shaaban Kitindi

    This study explored the matching hypothesis by examining the effect of matching students' learning style preferences with teachers' instructional strategies on students' academic performance and lesson enjoyment in a high school general chemistry course. To achieve the study aims, the researcher utilized a single-participant study design with a baseline phase and four treatment phases. Determination of students' learning style preferences involved using the Visual, Audial, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic (VARK) Learning Style Inventory. During the one-week baseline phase, students received instruction using regular instructional strategies, followed by four treatment phases: visual intervention, audial intervention, read/write intervention, and a kinesthetic intervention. Each intervention phase lasted one week. During each phase, the researcher measured academic achievement using three teacher-created quiz scores. Student enjoyment was measured using the Test of Science-Related Attitudes (TOSRA). A total of 14 students completed the VARK Questionnaire. Of these, eight students (2 boys and 6 girls) exhibited a multimodal learning style were subsequently excluded from study participation. An additional student was excluded due to excessive absenteeism, leaving five students who completed all phases of the study. Results indicated that matching students' learning style preferences with teachers' instructional strategies did not improve students' academic performance as measured by teacher-created quizzes. However, weekly switching of the instructional strategies did improve student enjoyment of chemistry lessons. Student enjoyment increased for all participants in all intervention phases regardless of whether or not instruction matched students' learning style preferences compared to baseline phase. The results of this study do not support the matching hypothesis. The students in this study, preferred to learn with multiple teaching strategies. Alternating instructional

  19. 10 CFR 8.1 - Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the General Counsel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of... INTERPRETATIONS § 8.1 Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the General... Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 944) to inventions or discoveries made or conceived in the course...

  20. 10 CFR 8.1 - Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the General Counsel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of... INTERPRETATIONS § 8.1 Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the General... Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 944) to inventions or discoveries made or conceived in the course...

  1. The Effect of Instructional Objectives and General Objectives on Student Self-Evaluation of Psychomotor Performance in Power Mechanics.

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    Janeczko, Robert John

    The major purpose of this study was to ascertain the relative effects of student exposure to instructional objectives upon student self-evaluation of psychomotor activities in a college-level power mechanics course. A randomized posttest-only control group design was used with two different approaches to the statement of the objectives. Four…

  2. Improvement of Organizational Performance and Instructional Design: An Analogy Based on General Principles of Natural Information Processing Systems

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    Darabi, Aubteen; Kalyuga, Slava

    2012-01-01

    The process of improving organizational performance through designing systemic interventions has remarkable similarities to designing instruction for improving learners' performance. Both processes deal with subjects (learners and organizations correspondingly) with certain capabilities that are exposed to novel information designed for producing…

  3. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... required tables. (c) The definitions in Rule 4-10(a) of Regulation S-X (17 CFR 210.4-10(a)) shall apply for... instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures. 229.1201 Section 229.1201 Commodity and Securities... Disclosure by Registrants Engaged in Oil and Gas Producing Activities § 229.1201 (Item 1201)...

  4. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... required tables. (c) The definitions in Rule 4-10(a) of Regulation S-X (17 CFR 210.4-10(a)) shall apply for... instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures. 229.1201 Section 229.1201 Commodity and Securities... Disclosure by Registrants Engaged in Oil and Gas Producing Activities § 229.1201 (Item 1201)...

  5. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... required tables. (c) The definitions in Rule 4-10(a) of Regulation S-X (17 CFR 210.4-10(a)) shall apply for... instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures. 229.1201 Section 229.1201 Commodity and Securities... Disclosure by Registrants Engaged in Oil and Gas Producing Activities § 229.1201 (Item 1201)...

  6. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... required tables. (c) The definitions in Rule 4-10(a) of Regulation S-X (17 CFR 210.4-10(a)) shall apply for... instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures. 229.1201 Section 229.1201 Commodity and Securities... Disclosure by Registrants Engaged in Oil and Gas Producing Activities § 229.1201 (Item 1201)...

  7. Designing Instructional Materials for General Education and Teacher Training. A Portfolio of Experiences in Asia and Oceania.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Asian Centre of Educational Innovation for Development, Bangkok (Thailand).

    This portfolio presents papers that were engendered by a conference held in 1978 at Udorn Thani, Thailand. The meeting was organized by the Asian Centre of Educational Innovation for Development and dealt with developing instructional materials and educational aids, particularly those which are produced from local and community resources, by…

  8. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 310 - Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    .... 310, App. D Appendix D to Part 310—Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific... 32 National Defense 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed D Appendix D to Part 310 National Defense Department...

  9. Cyclohexanol analogues are positive modulators of GABAA receptor currents and act as general anaesthetics in vivo

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    GABAA receptors meet all the pharmacological criteria required to be considered important general anaesthetic targets. In the following study, the modulatory effects of various commercially available and novel cyclohexanol were investigated on recombinant human '-aminobutyric acid (GABAA, a1ß2'2s) r...

  10. 29 CFR 71.50 - General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...)(3). The release of the disclosure accounting would present a serious impediment to law enforcement...-45 ( Investigative Files of the Office of Labor-Management Standards), a system of records maintained by the Office of Labor-Management Standards. (2) DOL/OIG-1 (General Investigative Files, and...

  11. 77 FR 26755 - Office of Inspector General; Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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    ... will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing. Hard copies of comments may also be..., confidential or non-confidential informants, and members of the general public who are named individuals in..., civil, or administrative referrals and/or results of investigations; public source materials;...

  12. 29 CFR 71.50 - General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... (Investigative Case Tracking Systems/Audit Information Reporting Systems, USDOL/OIG), a system of records...-45 (Investigative Files of the Office of Labor-Management Standards), a system of records maintained... Title Index, USDOL/OIG), a system of records maintained by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)....

  13. 29 CFR 71.50 - General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... (Investigative Case Tracking Systems/Audit Information Reporting Systems, USDOL/OIG), a system of records...-45 ( Investigative Files of the Office of Labor-Management Standards), a system of records maintained... Title Index, USDOL/OIG), a system of records maintained by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)....

  14. 29 CFR 71.50 - General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... (Investigative Case Tracking Systems/Audit Information Reporting Systems, USDOL/OIG), a system of records...-45 (Investigative Files of the Office of Labor-Management Standards), a system of records maintained... Title Index, USDOL/OIG), a system of records maintained by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)....

  15. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... required tables. (c) The definitions in Rule 4-10(a) of Regulation S-X (17 CFR 210.4-10(a)) shall apply for... 1933, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 AND ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 1975-REGULATION S-K... geothermal steam or water, need not include such disclosure. (b) To the extent that Items 1202 through...

  16. Instructional Leadership Act of 2013

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3

    2013-04-11

    07/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. A Comparison of Embedded Total Task Instruction in Teaching Behavioral Chains to Massed One-on-One Instruction for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Accessing General Education Settings and Core Academic Content

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    Jameson, J. Matt; Walker, Ryan; Utley, Kristen; Maughan, Ryan

    2012-01-01

    This study is a comparison of the embedded instruction of behavioral chains with more traditional (one-on-one massed trials in special education setting) instructional procedures for teaching behavioral chains to students with significant cognitive disabilities. Although embedded instruction has emerged as a promising potential instructional…

  18. 46 CFR 133.80 - Emergency instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Emergency instructions. 133.80 Section 133.80 Shipping... Requirements for All OSVs § 133.80 Emergency instructions. (a) General. Copies of clear instructions must be... emergency. (b) Emergency instructions. Illustrations and instructions in English and any other...

  19. 46 CFR 133.80 - Emergency instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Emergency instructions. 133.80 Section 133.80 Shipping... Requirements for All OSVs § 133.80 Emergency instructions. (a) General. Copies of clear instructions must be... emergency. (b) Emergency instructions. Illustrations and instructions in English and any other...

  20. An Overview of Article III and Article XII, Senate Bill 1, 77th Legislature: General Appropriations Act--Agencies of Public Higher Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Research, Campus Planning and Finance.

    Almost all the funds appropriated to state agencies and institutions of higher education in Texas for the 2002-2003 biennium are provided through Senate Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, 77th Legislature. This report summarizes the higher education portion of that act. The all funds appropriation for higher education for the biennium is $14.6…

  1. Personalized Contextual Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Voltz, Deborah L.

    2003-01-01

    This article explains the combination of instructional practices called personalized contextual instruction (PCI) and illustrates its implementation by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a paraprofessional working together in a multiage primary inclusive classroom. The PCI approach incorporates individual learning…

  2. Inspectors General Streamlining Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Coburn, Tom [R-OK

    2014-11-13

    11/13/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. Seeking Instructional Specificity: An Example from Analogical Instruction

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    Kuo, Eric; Wieman, Carl E.

    2015-01-01

    Broad instructional methods like "interactive engagement" have been shown to be effective, but such general characterization provides little guidance on the details of how to structure instructional materials. In this study, we seek instructional specificity by comparing two ways of using an analogy to learn a target physical principle:…

  4. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 310 - Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed D Appendix D to Part 310 National Defense Department of.... 310, App. D Appendix D to Part 310—Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed (See paragraph (d) of § 310.26 ) Exemptions (j)(2) (k) (1-7) Section of the...

  5. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 310 - Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed D Appendix D to Part 310 National Defense Department of.... 310, App. D Appendix D to Part 310—Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed (See paragraph (d) of § 310.26 ) Exemptions (j)(2) (k) (1-7) Section of the...

  6. Achieving science, math and reading literacy for all: The role of inquiry-based science instruction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hung, Man

    With the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, educators and policy makers have been seeking effective strategies to improve students' science, mathematics and reading achievement. One of the primary teaching strategies recommended by reform-oriented organizations, such as the National Research Council (1996), is to utilize inquiry-based science instruction. In this study, I examined the effects of inquiry-based science instruction and traditional science instruction on student achievement across science, mathematics and reading. I also compared the effects of inquiry-based science instruction and traditional science instruction on student achievement. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999---a large, national data sample---a series of structural equation modeling analyses were performed. Results indicated that inquiry-based science instruction was associated with significant, positive gains not only in science achievement, but also in mathematics and reading achievement. The positive relationship between inquiry instruction and student achievement was found above and beyond the contributions of traditional science instruction, which generally showed no significant relationship to student achievement. Findings support the theoretical position that inquiry-based science instruction can have robust benefits across the curriculum. This study contributes to the dialogue on effective instructional methods to achieve science, mathematics and reading literacy for all. Overall, this study provides cautious support for the idea that student achievement can be promoted by supporting and encouraging teachers to implement inquiry-based science instruction.

  7. Units of Instruction for Vocational Office Education. Volume 1. Filing, Office Machines, and General Office Clerical Occupations. Teacher's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Occupational Curriculum Lab.

    Nineteen units on filing, office machines, and general office clerical occupations are presented in this teacher's guide. The unit topics include indexing, alphabetizing, and filing (e.g., business names); labeling and positioning file folders and guides; establishing a correspondence filing system; utilizing charge-out and follow-up file systems;…

  8. Explicit Grammar Instruction and the Acquisition of Second Language Verbal Morphology: A Framework for Generalized Learning in Second Language Acquisition

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    Baugher, Mark W.

    2012-01-01

    The dissertation outlines a framework for understanding variation in ultimate attainment and syntactic structure in second language acquisition by positing a distinction between competence-based and generalized learning processes. Within this framework, competence-based learning is theorized to employ inductive learning processes to acquire a…

  9. General and Special Education Students' Perceptions of Co-Teaching: Implications for Secondary-Level Literacy Instruction

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    Wilson, Gloria Lodato; Michaels, Craig A.

    2006-01-01

    Three hundred and forty-six secondary students (127 special education and 219 general education) were surveyed about their perceptions of co-teaching. While significant differences were discovered between groups, all students responded favorably to co-teaching: they indicated they were getting better grades and developing better literacy skills,…

  10. Balancing – an equilibrium act between different positions: An exploratory study on general practitioners’ comprehension of their professional role

    PubMed Central

    Hansson, Anders; Gunnarsson, Ronny; Mattsson, Bengt

    2007-01-01

    Objective There is a call to make the duties and working conditions of the GP more transparent. The aim of this study was to explore practising GPs’ personal experiences of their professional role and what they regard to be its salient characteristics. Design An exploratory and descriptive study was undertaken by interviewing GPs and by performing a focus-group study of experienced GPs. The interviews were transcribed and analysed, and the text was categorized according to content analysis. Setting The practice of the interviewed GPs. Subjects Seven GPs in individual interviews and a focus group of experienced GPs. Results A major theme, Balancing, was identified. It was derived from a number of opposing concepts to which different features were related. “The good shepherd” versus “The medical expert”; “Curing” versus “Caring”; “Short visits” versus “Long consultations”; “The personal doctor” versus “The society's doctor”. In many consultations the GP has to contemplate how to stay in focus between these diverse roles. Conclusion General practice requires a balance to be achieved between a number of opposing conditions. In their clinical work GPs have to adjust to and integrate alternative perspectives. Problems of recruiting new GPs might be associated with dilemmas in this balancing act. PMID:17497484

  11. 77 FR 41997 - Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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    ... Individuals,'' July 25, 1994 (59 FR 37914). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; 88 Stat. 1896; 42 U.S.C. 3535(d). Dated... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E... Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

  12. Supplemental instruction in chemistry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lundeberg, Mary A.

    This study was designed to measure some effects of supplemental instruction in chemistry. Supplemental instruction is a peer-led cooperative learning program that encourages students to develop conceptual understanding by articulating both understandings and misconceptions in a think-aloud fashion. Supplemental instruction was offered three hours weekly outside of class and lab time for students in four classes of General Organic and Biological Chemistry. Over a two-year period 108 students volunteered to participate in this program; 45 students did not participate. As measured by final grades in chemistry and responses to a questionnaire, supplemental instruction was effective in increasing students' achievement in chemistry. Further research is needed to determine the in-depth effects of supplemental instruction on students' learning, problem solving, and self-esteem.

  13. 46 CFR 251.21 - Applications under sections 803, 804, 805 (a) and (d), and 605 (b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...), and 605 (b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936. 251.21 Section 251.21 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION... (b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936. Form VI-B of instructions is the required form for the preparation of... chapter (General Order 86)) and (d), and 605(b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (49 Stat. 2012, 2013, 2003;...

  14. 46 CFR 251.21 - Applications under sections 803, 804, 805 (a) and (d), and 605 (b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...), and 605 (b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936. 251.21 Section 251.21 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION... (b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936. Form VI-B of instructions is the required form for the preparation of... chapter (General Order 86)) and (d), and 605(b), Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (49 Stat. 2012, 2013, 2003;...

  15. Competency Profile Development for the General Related Core Curriculum for Cooperative Industrial Education Programs. Cooperative Industrial Education Teacher's Resource Guide. Competency Listing, Expected Student Learning Outcomes and Cross-Referenced Instructional Materials by Competencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Clifton L.

    This resource guide for the cooperative industrial education teacher provides a competency listing, expected student learning outcomes, and cross-referenced instructional materials by competencies for cooperative industrial education. The first section discusses 1991 revisions to the Missouri cooperative industrial education general related core…

  16. Policy Statement on Future Competitions for Regional Educational Laboratories and Educational Research and Development Centers under Section 405(f) of the General Education Provisions Act.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.

    A National Institute of Education (NIE) policy statement is presented regarding competition for future funding of regional educational laboratories and research and development (R&D) centers with appropriations available for Section 405(f) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). Attention is also directed to continuing eligibility of the…

  17. Design Specifications for the Generalized Wisconsin System for Instructional Management (WIS-SIM). Working Paper No. 133 (Part 1 of 2 Parts).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Belt, Sidney L.; Spuck, Dennis W.

    This publication is part 1 of a two-part paper that presents design specifications for the Wisconsin System of Instructional Management (WIS-SIM), a computerized management system for instructional programs that are compatible with the Individually Guided Education model. WIS-SIM incorporates processes for placement testing, performance profiling,…

  18. Design Specifications for the Generalized Wisconsin System for Instructional Management (WIS-SIM). Working Paper No. 133 (Part 2 of 2 Parts).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Belt, Sidney L.; Spuck, Dennis W.

    This publication is part 2 of a two-part paper that presents design specifications for the Wisconsin System of Instructional Management (WIS-SIM), a computerized management system designed for instructional programs that are compatible with the Individually Guided Education model. WIS-SIM incorporates processes for placement testing, performance…

  19. Strategies That Teachers Implement to Help Students Access the General Education Curriculum: Investigating the Instructional Strategies of Universal Design for Learning

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    Meier, Barbara

    2013-01-01

    Teachers today are being asked to teach to a broad range of learners (D. Rose, Sethuraman, & Meo, 2000a; Schumm, Vaughn, Haager, McDowell, & et al., 1995) and traditional instruction in not adequate to address students' instructional needs (Coyne, Kameenui, & Carnine, 2007). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been suggested…

  20. Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) 2002-15: Review of Office of Inspector General Patient Dumping Settlements

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    Zuabi, Nadia; Weiss, Larry D.; Langdorf, Mark I.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) of 1986 was enacted to prevent hospitals from “dumping” or refusing service to patients for financial reasons. The statute prohibits discrimination of emergency department (ED) patients for any reason. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services enforces the statute. The objective of this study is to determine the scope, cost, frequency and most common allegations leading to monetary settlement against hospitals and physicians for patient dumping. Methods Review of OIG investigation archives in May 2015, including cases settled from 2002–2015 ( https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/enforcement/cmp/patient_dumping.asp ). Results There were 192 settlements (14 per year average for 4000+ hospitals in the USA). Fines against hospitals and physicians totaled $6,357,000 (averages $33,435 and $25,625 respectively); 184/192 (95.8%, $6,152,000) settlements were against hospitals and eight against physicians ($205,000). Most common settlements were for failing to screen 144/192 (75%) and stabilize 82/192 (42.7%) for emergency medical conditions (EMC). There were 22 (11.5%) cases of inappropriate transfer and 22 (11.5%) more where the hospital failed to transfer. Hospitals failed to accept an appropriate transfer in 25 (13.0%) cases. Patients were turned away from hospitals for insurance/financial status in 30 (15.6%) cases. There were 13 (6.8%) violations for patients in active labor. In 12 (6.3%) cases, the on-call physician refused to see the patient, and in 28 (14.6%) cases the patient was inappropriately discharged. Although loss of Medicare/Medicaid funding is an additional possible penalty, there were no disclosures of exclusion of hospitals from federal funding. There were 6,035 CMS investigations during this time period, with 2,436 found to have merit as EMTALA violations (40.4%). However, only 192/6,035 (3.2%) actually resulted in OIG settlements. The

  1. Toxic chemical release inventory magnetic media submission instructions. Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (revised 1990 version)

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    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    The document provides basic specifications for the use of magnetic media to submit EPA Form R reports required by section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986), Public Law 99-499. The use of magnetic media can be a convenient and timesaving way to submit required information. The specifications and requirements presented in the document supplement the reporting requirements presented in the section 313 final rule (40 CFR Part 372). Submission of magnetic media reports does not relieve the submitter from any of the regulatory requirements of the section 313 final rule.

  2. Toxic chemical release inventory magnetic media submission instructions. Section 313 of the emergency planning and community right-to-know act (revision)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    This document provides basic specifications for the use of magnetic media to submit EPA Form R reports required by Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986), Public Law 99-499. The specifications and requirements presented in the document supplement to the reporting requirements presented in the Section 313 final rule (40 CFR Part 372). Submission of magnetic-media reports does not relieve the submitter from any of the regulatory requirements of the Section 313 final rule.

  3. Assessment of General Chemistry Instruction

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    Bergin, Adam; Sharp, Kevan; Gatlin, Todd A.; Villalta-Cerdas, Adrian; Gower, Austin; Sandi-Urena, Santiago

    2013-01-01

    Commercial online instructor evaluations have gained traction in influencing students' decisions on professor and course selections at universities. RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) is the most popular of such evaluation tools and houses a wealth of information from the students' viewpoint. The purpose of this study was to determine whether…

  4. Artificial Instruction. A Method for Relating Learning Theory to Instructional Design.

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    Ohlsson, Stellan

    Prior research on learning has been linked to instruction by the derivation of general principles of instructional design from learning theories. However, such design principles are often difficult to apply to particular instructional issues. A new method for relating research on learning to instructional design is proposed: Different ways of…

  5. 75 FR 36536 - Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program; Privacy Act of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-28

    ... provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, on January 14, 2010, at 75 FR 2086. The Department also published the notices of the new systems of records in their entirety on January 14, 2010, at 75 FR 2188...--SIGTARP Hotline Database. DO .221--SIGTARP Correspondence Database. DO .222--SIGTARP Investigative...

  6. 77 FR 68140 - Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery Management...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-15

    ... (5 U.S.C. 552a) (Privacy Act), HUD published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2012, at 77 FR 41997... public comment in response to the July 17, 2012, notice. On August 15, 2012, at 77 FR 49011, HUD...,'' July 25, 1994 (59 FR 37914). Discussion of Public Comments In response to the July 17, 2012,...

  7. Literacy Instruction.

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    Pickens, Alex L., Ed.; Kali, Alex P., Ed.

    1986-01-01

    To examine literacy instruction in light of recent research and practice, this journal issue presents five articles focusing on the creation of a literate society where people appreciate literature and can use reading and writing to enrich their lives. The first article, "Literacy Instruction: An Alternative" (A. S. Bayer), presents an alternative…

  8. S.1371 — 113th Congress (2013-2014) Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2014

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM

    2013-07-25

    09/11/2013 Committee on Appropriations Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. Hearings held prior to introduction and/or referral. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-417. (All Actions)

  9. PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, TODAY AND TOMORROW.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    SCHRAMM, WILBUR

    THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE USE OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN EDUCATION IS DISCUSSED. IN 1962 MORE THAN 100 PROGRAMS WERE AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS, BUT QUANTITY WAS NOT MATCHED BY QUALITY. THERE WAS NO CONCERTED EFFORT TO TRAIN TEACHERS IN THE EXPERT USE OF PROGRAMS, NOR ANY GENERAL MOVEMENT OF TEACHERS COLLEGES TO USE PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION. PROGRAMED…

  10. Addressing the Missing Instructional Data Problem: Using a Teacher Log to Document Tier 1 Instruction

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    Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N.; Roach, Andrew T.

    2015-01-01

    Response-to-intervention (RTI) systems posit that Tier 1 consists of high-quality general classroom instruction using evidence-based methods to address the needs of most students. However, data on the extent to which general education teachers provide such instruction are rarely collected. This missing instructional data problem may result in RTI…

  11. Paratransit: An Instructional Module.

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    Scalici, Anthony

    A concept-based introduction to paratransit is provided in this instructional module for undergraduate and graduate transportation-related courses for disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, and technology. The concept of paratransit generally refers to modes of transportation other than mass transit and solo-driven automobiles. The…

  12. Instructional Media.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Linder, Harris J., Ed.

    1979-01-01

    Reviews eight 16mm films or topics including animal behavior, medicine, and astronomy. Provides film running time, cost, and supplier address. Article includes reviews of instructional modules and brief descriptions of some additional films. (MA)

  13. Instructional Diversity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Samples, Bob

    2000-01-01

    Explains how learning occurs in the brain, specifically in the limbic system. Compares traditional teaching methods and diverse learning modes. Describes the characteristics of diverse instructional approaches. First published in 1994. (YDS)

  14. Effects of Computer-Based Video Instruction on the Acquisition and Generalization of Grocery Purchasing Skills for Students with Intellectual Disability

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    Goo, Minkowan; Therrien, William J.; Hua, Youjia

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of computer-based video instruction (CBVI) on teaching grocery purchasing skills to students with moderate intellectual disability (ID). Four high school students with mild to moderate ID participated in the study. A multiple-probe design across students was used to examine the effects. Results…

  15. 49 CFR 236.15 - Timetable instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Rules and Instructions: All Systems General § 236.15 Timetable instructions. Automatic block, traffic control, train stop, train control and cab signal territory shall be designated in timetable instructions....

  16. 49 CFR 236.15 - Timetable instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Rules and Instructions: All Systems General § 236.15 Timetable instructions. Automatic block, traffic control, train stop, train control and cab signal territory shall be designated in timetable instructions....

  17. 49 CFR 236.15 - Timetable instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Rules and Instructions: All Systems General § 236.15 Timetable instructions. Automatic block, traffic control, train stop, train control and cab signal territory shall be designated in timetable instructions....

  18. 16 CFR 1211.14 - Instruction manual.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Instruction manual. 1211.14 Section 1211.14... STANDARD FOR AUTOMATIC RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS The Standard § 1211.14 Instruction manual. (a) General. (1) A residential garage door operator shall be provided with an instruction manual....

  19. 16 CFR 1211.14 - Instruction manual.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Instruction manual. 1211.14 Section 1211.14... STANDARD FOR AUTOMATIC RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS The Standard § 1211.14 Instruction manual. (a) General. (1) A residential garage door operator shall be provided with an instruction manual....

  20. 16 CFR 1211.14 - Instruction manual.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Instruction manual. 1211.14 Section 1211.14... STANDARD FOR AUTOMATIC RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS The Standard § 1211.14 Instruction manual. (a) General. (1) A residential garage door operator shall be provided with an instruction manual....

  1. 16 CFR 1211.14 - Instruction manual.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Instruction manual. 1211.14 Section 1211.14... STANDARD FOR AUTOMATIC RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS The Standard § 1211.14 Instruction manual. (a) General. (1) A residential garage door operator shall be provided with an instruction manual....

  2. 16 CFR 1211.14 - Instruction manual.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Instruction manual. 1211.14 Section 1211.14... STANDARD FOR AUTOMATIC RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS The Standard § 1211.14 Instruction manual. (a) General. (1) A residential garage door operator shall be provided with an instruction manual....

  3. USING PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    NORTON, ROBERT E.

    ALTHOUGH THIS REPORT ON THE STATUS OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION AND THE POTENTIAL IT HOLDS FOR SCHOOLS EMPHASIZES THE APPLICATIONS OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, MUCH OF WHAT IS SAID IS ALSO APPLICABLE TO GENERAL EDUCATION. AN EXAMPLE OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, AN OVERVIEW OF SUPPORTING PSYCHOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, RESEARCH FINDINGS,…

  4. Effect of cooperative learning strategies on student verbal interactions and achievement during conceptual change instruction in 10th grade general science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lonning, Robert A.

    This study evaluated the effects of cooperative learning on students' verbal interaction patterns and achievement in a conceptual change instructional model in secondary science. Current conceptual change instructional models recognize the importance of student-student verbal interactions, but lack specific strategies to encourage these interactions. Cooperative learning may provide the necessary strategies. Two sections of low-ability 10th-grade students were designated the experimental and control groups. Students in both sections received identical content instruction on the particle model of matter using conceptual change teaching strategies. Students worked in teacher-assigned small groups on in-class assignments. The experimental section used cooperative learning strategies involving instruction in collaborative skills and group evaluation of assignments. The control section received no collaborative skills training and students were evaluated individually on group work. Gains on achievement were assessed using pre- and posttreatment administrations of an investigator-designed short-answer essay test. The assessment strategies used in this study represent an attempt to measure conceptual change. Achievement was related to students' ability to correctly use appropriate scientific explanations of events and phenomena and to discard use of naive conceptions. Verbal interaction patterns of students working in groups were recorded on videotape and analyzed using an investigator-designed verbal interaction scheme. The targeted verbalizations used in the interaction scheme were derived from the social learning theories of Piaget and Vygotsky. It was found that students using cooperative learning strategies showed greater achievement gains as defined above and made greater use of specific verbal patterns believed to be related to increased learning. The results of the study demonstrated that cooperative learning strategies enhance conceptual change instruction. More

  5. Voluntary reporting of greenhouse gases under Section 1605(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992: General Guidelines

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-10-01

    Because of concerns with the growing threat of global climate change from increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, Congress authorized a voluntary program for the public to report achievements in reducing those gases. This document offers guidance on recording historic and current greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reductions, and carbon sequestration. Under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) reporters will have the opportunity to highlight specific achievements. If you have taken actions to lessen the greenhouse gas effect, either by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions or by sequestering carbon, the Department of Energy (DOE) encourages you to report your achievements under this program. The program has two related, but distinct parts. First, the program offers you an opportunity to report your annual emissions of greenhouse gases. Second, the program records your specific projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Although participants in the program are strongly encouraged to submit reports on both, reports on either annual emissions or emissions reductions and carbon sequestration projects will be accepted. These guidelines and the supporting technical documents outline the rationale for the program and approaches to analyzing emissions and emissions reduction projects. Your annual emissions and emissions reductions achievements will be reported.

  6. Selected text of Atomic Energy Act, Executive Orders and other laws of general interest to safeguards and security executives

    SciTech Connect

    Cadwell, J.J.; Ruger, C.J.

    1995-12-01

    This document is one of a three report set, BNL 52201 contains detailed information for use by executives. BNL 52202 is titled, U.S. Statutes of General Interest to Safeguards and Security Officers, and contains less detail than BNL 52201. It is intended for use by officers. BNL 52203 is titled, U.S.Statutes for Enforcement by Security Inspectors, and only contains statutes to be applied by uniformed security inspectors. These are a newly updated version of a set of documents of similar titles published in September 1988, which were an updated version of an original set of documents published in November 1983.

  7. Through the '80s: thinking globally, acting locally. [Combined Canadian Futures Society and Third General Assembly of World Future Society

    SciTech Connect

    Feather, F.

    1980-01-01

    This volume was prepared in conjunction with the First Global Conference on the Future, held in Toronto, Canada, July 20-24, 1980. The conference combined the Third General Assembly of the World Future Society and the fifth annual conference of the Canadian Futures Society. The 59 papers presented here were selected from the very large number submitted to the conference committee; space limitations permitted only a small number of papers to be published in this volume. Included also are: the foreword, Mystery of the Future, by Edward R. Schreyer, Governor General of Canada; preface, A Time for Action, by Maurice F. Strong; introduction, Transition to Harmonic Globalism, by Frank Feather; conclusion, What We Must Do: An Agenda for Futurists; and postscript, The Challenge of the '80s, by Aurelio Peccei. The papers were presented under the following topics: The Trauma of Change (4); A Global Perspective (7); Inventorying Our Resources (7); The International Context (8); Economics: Getting Down to Business (9); Human Values: Personal, Social, Religious (6); Communications: Connecting Ourselves Together (4); Education: Learning to Meet Tomorrow (4); Health: New Approaches to Staying Fit (3); Futurism as a Way of Life (5); and Dreams into Action: Methods and Real-Life Experience (2).

  8. Cyclohexanol analogues are positive modulators of GABA(A) receptor currents and act as general anaesthetics in vivo.

    PubMed

    Hall, Adam C; Griffith, Theanne N; Tsikolia, Maia; Kotey, Francesca O; Gill, Nikhila; Humbert, Danielle J; Watt, Erin E; Yermolina, Yuliya A; Goel, Shikha; El-Ghendy, Bahaa; Hall, C Dennis

    2011-09-30

    GABA(A) receptors meet all the pharmacological criteria required to be considered important general anaesthetic targets. In the following study, the modulatory effects of various commercially available and novel cyclohexanols were investigated on recombinant human γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA(A), α(1)β(2)γ(2s)) receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes, and compared to the modulatory effects on GABA currents observed with exposures to the intravenous anaesthetic agent, propofol. Submaximal EC(20) GABA currents were typically enhanced by co-applications of 3-300 μM cyclohexanols. For instance, at 30 μM 2,6-diisopropylcyclohexanol (a novel compound) GABA responses were increased ~3-fold (although similar enhancements were achieved at 3 μM propofol). As regards rank order for modulation by the cyclohexanol analogues at 30 μM, the % enhancements for 2,6-dimethylcyclohexanol~2,6-diethylcyclohexanol~2,6-diisopropylcyclohexanol~2,6-di-sec-butylcyclohexanol ≫2,6-di-tert-butylcyclohexanol~4-tert-butylcyclohexanol>cyclohexanol~cyclopentanol~2-methylcyclohexanol. We further tested the potencies of the cyclohexanol analogues as general anaesthetics using a tadpole in vivo assay. Both 2,6-diisopropylcyclohexanol and 2,6-dimethylcyclohexanol were effective as anaesthetics with EC(50)s of 14.0 μM and 13.1 μM respectively, while other cyclohexanols with bulkier side chains were less potent. In conclusion, our data indicate that cyclohexanols are both positive modulators of GABA(A) receptors currents and anaesthetics. The positioning and size of the alkyl groups at the 2 and 6 positions on the cyclohexanol ring were critical determinants of activity. PMID:21658385

  9. 17 CFR 256.01-3 - General structure of accounting system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... account numbers in the Uniform System of Accounts for Public Utilities and Licensees (18 CFR Part 101) of... COMPANIES, PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935 General Instructions § 256.01-3 General structure of... company property. (b) The income and expense accounts include, under separate divisions, accounts...

  10. 17 CFR 256.01-3 - General structure of accounting system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... account numbers in the Uniform System of Accounts for Public Utilities and Licensees (18 CFR Part 101) of... COMPANIES, PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935 General Instructions § 256.01-3 General structure of... company property. (b) The income and expense accounts include, under separate divisions, accounts...

  11. Rules of the Game: Effects of a Game-based Metaphor on Instructional Activity Design and the Use of Student Mentors on Learning Outcomes in a Middle School General Science Class

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dowling, Angie

    This study investigated the effects of a game-like environment on instructional activity design and the use of student mentors on learning outcomes in a middle school general science class. The participants for this study were 165 students, ages 13-14 years old, who were enrolled in 8th grade at a mid-Atlantic middle school. Two research questions were used to conduct the research: 1. Can science content be designed and successfully delivered instructionally using a game-like learning environment? 2. Does the use of student mentors/assistants help direct and maintain the flow of the class away from the technological issues toward the necessary learning outcomes while also increasing the science content understanding acquired by the mentors while also increasing class and student engagement? For this study an introductory biology unit was designed using a game-like curricular structure. Student mentors were utilized in order to aid focus on the content and not the technology. The results indicated that the instructional design of the unit using a game-like environment was successful and students exhibited learning. The mentor students were instrumental in steering their fellow students away from the “Siren’s Call” of the instrument (in this case StarLogo) and enabled increased focus on the content. Keywords: Trivial games, Serious Games, Epistemic Games, Student Mentors, StarLogo, Elaboration Theory.

  12. 16 CFR 1204.5 - Manufacturer's instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Manufacturer's instructions. 1204.5 Section 1204.5 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR OMNIDIRECTIONAL CITIZENS BAND BASE STATION ANTENNAS The Standard § 1204.5 Manufacturer's instructions. (a) For all...

  13. Delivering Instruction to Adult Learners. Revised Edition.

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    Cantor, Jeffrey A.

    This one-stop guide for trainers and educators of adults in industry, business, or the professions details a results-oriented instructional strategy that is based on the following principles for instructing adults effectively: (1) act as a leader, helper, guide, change agent, coordinator, and facilitator of learning; (2) promote active…

  14. A general method for assaying homo- and hetero-transglycanase activities that act on plant cell-wall polysaccharides.

    PubMed

    Franková, Lenka; Fry, Stephen C

    2015-04-01

    Transglycanases (endotransglycosylases) cleave a polysaccharide (donor-substrate) in mid-chain, and then transfer a portion onto another poly- or oligosaccharide (acceptor-substrate). Such enzymes contribute to plant cell-wall assembly and/or re-structuring. We sought a general method for revealing novel homo- and hetero-transglycanases, applicable to diverse polysaccharides and oligosaccharides, separating transglycanase-generated (3)H-polysaccharides from unreacted (3)H-oligosaccharides--the former immobilized (on filter-paper, silica-gel or glass-fiber), the latter eluted. On filter-paper, certain polysaccharides [e.g. (1→3, 1→4)-β-D-glucans] remained satisfactorily adsorbed when water-washed; others (e.g. pectins) were partially lost. Many oligosaccharides (e.g. arabinan-, galactan-, xyloglucan-based) were successfully eluted in appropriate solvents, but others (e.g. [(3)H]xylohexaitol, [(3)H]mannohexaitol [(3)H]cellohexaitol) remained immobile. On silica-gel, all (3)H-oligosaccharides left an immobile 'ghost' spot (contaminating any (3)H-polysaccharides), which was diminished but not prevented by additives e.g. sucrose or Triton X-100. The best stratum was glass-fiber (GF), onto which the reaction-mixture was dried then washed in 75% ethanol. Washing led to minimal loss or lateral migration of (3)H-polysaccharides if conducted by slow percolation of acidified ethanol. The effectiveness of GF-blotting was well demonstrated for Chara vulgaris trans-β-mannanase. In conclusion, our novel GF-blotting technique efficiently frees transglycanase-generated (3)H-polysaccharides from unreacted (3)H-oligosaccharides, enabling high-throughput screening of multiple postulated transglycanase activities utilising chemically diverse donor- and acceptor-substrates. PMID:25641334

  15. PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION.

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    KINGSTON, ALBERT J.; WASH, JAMES A.

    THE SOURCES OF CONFUSION INVOLVED IN INITIATING PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM ARE LISTED--(1) SPECIALIZED VOCABULARY DEALING WITH THE FIELD, (2) TYPES OF MACHINERY WITH RANGE FROM THE HIGHLY COMPLEX TO THE VERY SIMPLE, AND (3) DIFFERENT MODES OF PROGRAMING. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE PROGRAMED FORMATS ARE GIVEN--(1) THE MATERIALS ARE…

  16. Understanding Instructions.

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    Milburn, Val

    This guide is intended to help adult basic education (ABE) teachers teach their students to understand instructions in their daily lives. The 25 learning activities included all develop students' skills in the area of following directions by using basic situations drawn from everyday life. The following activities are included: sequencing pictures…

  17. Types of verbal interaction with instructable robots

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    Crangle, C.; Suppes, P.; Michalowski, S.

    1987-01-01

    An instructable robot is one that accepts instruction in some natural language such as English and uses that instruction to extend its basic repertoire of actions. Such robots are quite different in conception from autonomously intelligent robots, which provide the impetus for much of the research on inference and planning in artificial intelligence. Examined here are the significant problem areas in the design of robots that learn from vebal instruction. Examples are drawn primarily from our earlier work on instructable robots and recent work on the Robotic Aid for the physically disabled. Natural-language understanding by machines is discussed as well as in the possibilities and limits of verbal instruction. The core problem of verbal instruction, namely, how to achieve specific concrete action in the robot in response to commands that express general intentions, is considered, as are two major challenges to instructability: achieving appropriate real-time behavior in the robot, and extending the robot's language capabilities.

  18. Improving America's Schools Act

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    Cradler, John; Bridgforth, Elizabeth

    1995-01-01

    The Improving America's Schools ACT (IASA) emphasizes coherent systemic education reform, with Goals 2000 setting common standards for IASA and the recently authorized School-to-Work Program. IASA addresses the need to raise academic achievement, increase opportunities to learn, improve professional development, increase community involvement, utilize instructional applications of technology, and improve assessment, and allow more local flexibility in the use of funds.

  19. Embedded Instructional Coaching: What Works

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    Habegger, Shelly; Hodanbosi, Philip

    2011-01-01

    How are administrators leveraging the expertise and passion in their buildings? How do they inspire enthusiasm in their teachers and improve student achievement? How do they act as an agent for change? Those are the tasks the authors are given as instructional coaches. In the beginning, they were unsure how to tackle those tasks--or even if it was…

  20. Making Blended Instruction Better: Integrating the Principles of Universal Design for Instruction into Course Design and Delivery

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    Dukes, Lyman L., III; Koorland, Mark A.; Scott, Sally S.

    2009-01-01

    Online instruction in general and blended instruction in particular have gained a sizable and permanent foothold in postsecondary educational environments. In addition, student diversity has become the norm. Universal design for instruction is a framework that consists of nine principles for instructional design and delivery; it proposes that…

  1. An Investigation of Instructional Scheduling Arrangements for Community-Based Instruction

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    Cihak, Dihak F.; Alberto, Paul A.; Kessler, Kelby B.; Taber, Teresa A.

    2004-01-01

    The instructional scheduling arrangements of simulated and community-based instruction across an equivalent set of functional and vocational skills were examined. Five secondary age students with moderate intellectual disabilities participated in four instructional scheduling arrangements measuring skill acquisition, generalization, and…

  2. The Impact of Instructional Coaching on School Improvement

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    Johnson, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    Since the inception of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, instructional coaching has increased in low-performing schools with limited research. Practices of instructional coaches have varied greatly and the impact on school improvement is unknown. This study analyzed daily log entries of instructional coaches serving 23 Title I and three School…

  3. Educational Technology Classics: Man, Ritual, the Establishment, and Instructional Technology

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    Hoban, Charles F.

    2010-01-01

    Appointment of a national Commission on Instructional Technology under the Public Broadcasting Act points up the need for broad participation in defining agreeable boundaries of the field of instructional technology. The assignment is complicated by a posture of pessimism in a new power structure of instructional technology, or "learning systems,"…

  4. Effective Instruction for Special Education. Third Edition.

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    Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.

    This book conveys practical information on the instruction of students with mild disabilities, whether in self-contained, resource, or general education classroom settings. Emphasis is on research-based special education teaching methods. It first describes general principles of effective instruction, followed by more specific details associated…

  5. 33 CFR 17.05-10 - Instructions for administration.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Instructions for administration... SECURITY GENERAL UNITED STATES COAST GUARD GENERAL GIFT FUND Administration § 17.05-10 Instructions for administration. The Commandant, United States Coast Guard, will issue such detailed instructions as may...

  6. Seeking instructional specificity: An example from analogical instruction

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    Kuo, Eric; Wieman, Carl E.

    2015-12-01

    Broad instructional methods like "interactive engagement" have been shown to be effective, but such general characterization provides little guidance on the details of how to structure instructional materials. In this study, we seek instructional specificity by comparing two ways of using an analogy to learn a target physical principle: (i) applying the analogy to the target physical domain on a case-by-case basis and (ii) using the analogy to create a general rule in the target physical domain. In the discussion sections of a large, introductory physics course (N =2 3 1 ), students who sought a general rule were better able to discover and apply a correct physics principle than students who analyzed the examples case by case. The difference persisted at a reduced level after subsequent direct instruction. We argue that students who performed case-by-case analyses were more likely to focus on idiosyncratic problem-specific features rather than the deep structural features. This study provides an example of investigations into how the specific structure of instructional materials can be consequential for what is learned.

  7. The Effect of Instruction on Learners' Pragmatic Awareness: A Focus on Refusals

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    Soler, Eva Alcon; Pitarch, Josep Guzman

    2010-01-01

    The benefits of instruction on learners' production and awareness of speech acts is well documented (see Alcon and Martinez-Flor, 2008, for a review of pragmatics in instructional contexts). However, few studies examine the influence that instruction may have on the cognitive processes involved in speech act production (Felix-Brasdefer, 2008). In…

  8. Special education teachers' perceptions of factors influencing their instructional practices.

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    Sartawi, Abdelaziz; Alghazo, Emad M

    2006-06-01

    The study examined the variables associated with the effective instructional practices of teachers of students with learning disabilities. Subjects were 146 female special education teachers, working in the special education classroom. Demographic information was gathered from all participants (e.g. years of experience, collaboration in school and job satisfaction). Participants responded to a 63-item questionnaire about effective instructional practices. The questionnaire consisted of four sub-scales (i.e. planning instruction, managing instruction, delivering instruction and evaluating instruction). In general, the effectiveness of instructional practices of teachers was moderate (mean=2.08, SD=0.55). No significant correlation was found between years of experience and effective instructional practice or between collaboration and effective instructional practices. A significant correlation was, however, found between job satisfaction and effective instructional practices. PMID:16609329

  9. Study of Student Perceived Effectiveness of the Delivery of Distance Education Instruction at the United States Army Command and General Staff College

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    Weston, Dawn M.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify current student preferences in order to improve distance education curriculum delivery of the distance education program of the United States Army Command and General Staff College (USACGSC). In this age of rapidly changing contemporary operating environments facing the United States Army, soldiers need…

  10. The Effects of Instructions, Rehearsal, Modeling, and Feedback on Acquisition and Generalization of Staff Use of Discrete Trial Teaching and Student Correct Responses

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    Sarokoff, Randi A.; Sturmey, Peter

    2008-01-01

    A limited number of studies have investigated the effects of behavioral skills training (BST) on staff acquisition and generalization of discrete trial teaching (DTT) and student behavior. BST was used to improve three staff's use of DTT interactions with four children with autism. A multiple baseline design across participants was used to assess…

  11. The General Instruction Program in Physical Education at Four-Year Colleges and Universities: 1977. NASPE College Physical Education Council Status Report.

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    Oxendine, Joseph B.; Roberts, Jean E.

    Information was solicited on trends in physical education programs in four-year colleges and universities, and the results were compared with the results of three similar earlier studies. It was found that: (1) physical education offerings for the general college student continue to be almost universal; (2) the requirement of physical education…

  12. Basketball: Special Olympics Sports Skills Instructional Program.

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    Special Olympics, Inc., Washington, DC.

    One of a series of coaching guides for Special Olympics Sports Skills Instructional Programs, this booklet focuses on basketball instruction for mentally retarded persons. An initial section introduces the sport and discusses general coaching ideas. Goals, objectives, and benefits are listed along with information on clothing and court…

  13. 49 CFR 236.15 - Timetable instructions.

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    2014-10-01

    ... block, traffic control, train stop, train control, cab signal, and positive train control territory..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Rules and Instructions: All Systems General § 236.15 Timetable instructions. Automatic block, traffic control, train...

  14. Scribing: A Technology-Based Instructional Strategy

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    Harless, Patrick

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author presents one instructional strategy--scribing--tailored to the Tablet PC. He illustrates the role of the scribe during discussion through two classroom examples: (1) generalizing the polygon sum theorem; and (2) proving the third angle theorem. Then he analyzes scribing as an instructional strategy as well as students'…

  15. A Self-Instructional System in Speech.

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    Greene, Mark M.; And Others

    A brief description, analysis, and history of a self-instructional system to teach high school students the basic skills used in public speaking is presented. Instructional procedures in the system generally follow a two-step sequence: the student first views a film and then either a) progresses through a corresponding unit of programed material…

  16. Computer Assisted Instruction for the Mentally Retarded.

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    Providence Coll., RI.

    Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) for the mentally retarded is described; the advantages of CAI (which generally follows the pattern of programed instruction) are listed; and the roles of the teacher and the student are summarized. The coursewriter is explained, and its use as an experimental tool discussed. Guidelines are given covering…

  17. Rule Difficulty and the Usefulness of Instruction

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    Scheffler, Pawel

    2009-01-01

    It is now generally agreed that some form of focus on the target code is necessary in adult L2 instruction. One question that remains to be answered is whether all aspects of L2 grammar are equally amenable to pedagogic intervention. A number of researchers have examined the effectiveness of instruction with regard to simple vs. difficult grammar…

  18. A Self-Instructional System in Plastics.

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    Greene, Mark M.; And Others

    The purpose of this system is to teach rural high school students the process of forming objects with expandable polystyrene plastic beads. Instruction in the system generally follows a three-step sequence in which the student: 1) views one of the four demonstration films; 2) progresses through a corresponding programed instruction book; and 3)…

  19. 5 CFR 319.104 - Applicable instructions.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Applicable instructions. 319.104 Section 319.104 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS EMPLOYMENT IN SENIOR-LEVEL AND SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS General § 319.104 Applicable instructions. Provisions in statute, Executive order,...

  20. Instructional Technologies in Social Science Instruction in South Africa

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    Louw, Johann; Brown, Cheryl; Muller, Johan; Soudien, Crain

    2009-01-01

    This study describes the results of a survey and a description of instructional technologies in place in the social sciences in South African Universities. Lecturers in the social sciences reported a well-established practice of information and communication technologies (ICTs) use for general purposes (although frequent use tended to be for email…

  1. Instructional Validity: Merging Curricular, Instructional and Test Development Issues.

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    Rose, Janet S.; And Others

    This paper proposes that instructional validity (i.e., the extent to which teachers actually teach the skills that are tested) should be part of the test development process. The development of a district-wide ninth-grade math exam for General Mathematics I (GMI) in the Charleston County School District, South Carolina, is used to illustrate how a…

  2. Recovery Act: Billions of Dollars in Education Credits Appear to Be Erroneous. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Reference Number: 2011-41-083

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    US Department of the Treasury, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Education credits are available to help offset the costs of higher education for taxpayers, their spouses, and dependents who qualify as eligible students. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) amended the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit (Hope Credit) to provide for a refundable tax credit known as the American Opportunity…

  3. Learning procedures from interactive natural language instructions

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    Huffman, Scott B.; Laird, John E.

    1994-01-01

    Despite its ubiquity in human learning, very little work has been done in artificial intelligence on agents that learn from interactive natural language instructions. In this paper, the problem of learning procedures from interactive, situated instruction is examined in which the student is attempting to perform tasks within the instructional domain, and asks for instruction when it is needed. Presented is Instructo-Soar, a system that behaves and learns in response to interactive natural language instructions. Instructo-Soar learns completely new procedures from sequences of instruction, and also learns how to extend its knowledge of previously known procedures to new situations. These learning tasks require both inductive and analytic learning. Instructo-Soar exhibits a multiple execution learning process in which initial learning has a rote, episodic flavor, and later executions allow the initially learned knowledge to be generalized properly.

  4. The effects of social skills instruction and parental involvement on the aggressive behaviors of African American males.

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    Middleton, M B; Cartledge, G

    1995-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of social skills instruction on identified acts of aggression. Five elementary-aged African American male students attending general education classes in an urban public school setting were taught social skills using modeling, role playing, corrective feedback, and differential reinforcement of alternative or incompatible behaviors. Parent training and parent notes were used for the maintenance and transfer of newly learned social skills. A multiple baseline design across students, combined with a withdrawal feature, was employed to assess the effectiveness of the social skills instruction. Data were collected in the classroom and cafeteria to assess generalization of the training to naturalistic settings. Results indicate the social skills instructional package to be functionally related to a decrease in aggressive behaviors with four of the five students and maintained by parental involvement. PMID:7726817

  5. The effect of watchful waiting compared to immediate test ordering instructions on general practitioners' blood test ordering behaviour for patients with unexplained complaints; a randomized clinical trial (ISRCTN55755886)

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    2012-01-01

    Background Immediate blood testing for patients presenting with unexplained complaints in family practice is superfluous from a diagnostic point of view. However, many general pracitioners (GPs) order tests immediately. Watchful waiting reduces the number of patients to be tested and the number of false-positive results. The objectives of this study are: to determine the feasibility of watchful waiting compared to immediate test ordering; to determine if a special quality improvement strategy can improve this feasibility; and to determine if watchful waiting leads to testing at a later time. Methods The study is a cluster-randomized clinical trial with three groups, on blood test ordering strategies in patients with unexplained complaints. GPs in group one were instructed to order tests immediately and GPs in group two to apply a watchful waiting approach. GPs in group three received the same instruction as group two, but they were supported by a systematically designed quality improvement strategy. A total of 498 patients with unexplained complaints from 63 practices of Dutch GPs participated. We measured: the percentage of patients for whom tests were ordered and number of tests ordered at the first consultation; performance on the strategy's performance objectives (i.e., ordering fewer tests and specific communication skills); the number of tests ordered after four weeks; and GP and patient characteristics. Results Immediate test ordering proved feasible in 92% of the patients; watchful waiting in 86% and 84%, respectively, for groups two and three. The two watchful waiting groups did not differ significantly in the achievement of any of the performance objectives. Of the patients who returned after four weeks, none from group one and six from the two watchful waiting groups had tests ordered for them. Conclusions Watchful waiting is a feasible approach. It does not lead to testing immediately afterwards. Furthermore, watchful waiting was not improved by the

  6. Bibliographic Instruction in Indiana.

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    Davis, H. Scott, Ed.

    1988-01-01

    This issue contains nine articles written by Indiana librarians involved in bibliographic instruction: (1) "Information Management Education--Beyond BI (Bibliographic Instruction)" (Gillian S. Gremmels); (2) "Dealing with the New Technology: An Instructional Primer" (Patrick Max); (3) "Librarian/Teacher Partnerships for Better Library Instruction:…

  7. Designing the Instructional Interface.

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    Lohr, L. L.

    2000-01-01

    Designing the instructional interface is a challenging endeavor requiring knowledge and skills in instructional and visual design, psychology, human-factors, ergonomic research, computer science, and editorial design. This paper describes the instructional interface, the challenges of its development, and an instructional systems approach to its…

  8. Projects Developed for Library Instruction within the Curriculum.

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    Engeldinger, Eugene A., Comp.; Stevens, Barbara R., Comp.

    A general list of suggestions for effective library instruction and library instruction projects in a variety of disciplines are presented in this guide. Developed in a faculty and academic staff development seminar, the Library within the Curriculum Project, these projects illustrate diverse aproaches to library instruction with the common goal…

  9. What Is Intensive Instruction and Why Is It Important?

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    Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Vaughn, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors present two models of intensive instruction for students with and without disabilities who are having difficulties with Response to Intervention (RTI) currently in practice (Tier 1: general instruction that all students receive in mainstream classrooms, and Tier 2: programs often involving small group instruction). The…

  10. COMPARISON OF CONVENTIONAL AND PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN TEACHING AVIONICS FUNDAMENTALS.

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    LONGO, ALEXANDER A.; MAYO, G. DOUGLAS

    THIS STUDY, PART OF A SERIES INVOLVING A VARIETY OF COURSE CONTENT AND TRAINING CONDITIONS, COMPARED PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION WITH CONVENTIONAL INSTRUCTION TO GAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE GENERAL UTILITY OF PROGRAMED METHODS. THE PERFORMANCE OF 200 NAVY TRAINEES TAKING 26 HOURS OF CONVENTIONAL INSTRUCTION IN ELECTRICAL CALCULATIONS, DIRECT CURRENT…

  11. Computer-assisted instruction

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    Atkinson, R. C.

    1974-01-01

    The results are presented of a project of research and development on strategies for optimizing the instructional process, and dissemination of information about the applications of such research to the instructional medium of computer-assisted instruction. Accomplishments reported include construction of the author language INSTRUCT, construction of a practical CAI course in the area of computer science, and a number of investigations into the individualization of instruction, using the course as a vehicle.

  12. To Amend the National School Lunch Act. Hearing Before the General Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session on H.R. 13168.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    This is a comprehensive record of a hearing held before the General Subcommittee on Education on April 22, 1974. Its purpose was to hear testimony on H.R. 13168, a proposed amendment to the National School Lunch Act that would authorize continued purchase of commodities at market price for distribution to schools, domestic relief agencies, and…

  13. 36 CFR 1192.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

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    2011-07-01

    ... General § 1192.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions are subject to...

  14. 36 CFR 1192.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... General § 1192.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions are subject to...

  15. 10 CFR 8.1 - Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the General Counsel.

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    2012-01-01

    ... Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 944) to inventions or discoveries made or conceived in the course of...,” inventions or discoveries made or conceived by the licensee under the contract or other relationship...

  16. Instructional Resources

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    Atkinson, Tom

    2009-01-01

    Using open-ended virtual spaces can be challenging and time consuming for teachers. Fortunately, there are many resources in-world and on the web with general guidelines and specific tools to help teachers be more productive. Most of the groups that host these resources recruit professional members with experience in simulation and game-based…

  17. An investigation of instructional scheduling arrangements for community-based instruction.

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    Cihak, David F; Alberto, Paul A; Kessler, Kelby B; Taber, Teresa A

    2004-01-01

    The instructional scheduling arrangements of simulated and community-based instruction across an equivalent set of functional and vocational skills were examined. Five secondary age students with moderate intellectual disabilities participated in four instructional scheduling arrangements measuring skill acquisition, generalization, and maintenance of functional tasks. The four instructional scheduling arrangements examined were simulated-only instruction (SOI), community-based instruction only (CBI), combination of SOI and CBI on consecutive school days (CCD), and combination of SOI and CBI on the same school day (CSD). The CSD schedule was significantly more effective for student acquisition performance than SOI, CBI, and CCD schedules. Although the CBI schedule resulted in the fewest number of instructional sessions for students to acquire the targeted skill, fewer sessions for skill generalization were required for students during the combined simulation and community instruction CSD schedule. Overall, both combined instructional scheduling arrangements (e.g., CCD, CSD) produced more efficient outcomes for generalization than SOI and CBI scheduling arrangements. PMID:14733977

  18. Office of Inspector General audit report on the U.S. Department of Energy`s implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act

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    1999-02-01

    The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Results Act) was enacted to improve Federal program effectiveness and public accountability by promoting a new focus on results-oriented management. The Results Act requires plans that define the mission, long-term goals, and shorter-term performance measures. Further, the Act envisions that there will be an apparent relationship between this information and specific activities listed in the Department`s budget requests. Taken together, these elements should clearly describe the outputs and outcomes the Department expects to deliver for the resources expended. The objectives of this audit were to determine whether the Department had implemented the requirements of the Results Act by (1) integrating the planning, budgeting, and performance measures for its programs into a unified, Departmentwide strategy; (2) developing specific, measurable, and results-oriented performance standards to which its programs and contractors could be held accountable; and (3) developing the means to collect reliable performance data and to use that data in evaluating whether performance actions produce intended results. The information in the Fiscal Year 1999 budget requests for the Offices of Environmental Management, Defense Programs, Energy Research, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Nuclear Energy Science and Technology formed the basis of the review.

  19. Suggestions for Designing Learning Activity Packets, Instructional Systems, and Other Self Instructional Strategies.

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    Midgley, Thomas Keith

    These guidelines for writing a learning activity packet (LAP) include a rationale for self instruction; suggested format for writing a LAP; analysis of the LAP format item by item; general instructions for writing a LAP; examples of performance objectives; affective domain attitudinal objectives; and student/teacher contracts for learning;…

  20. Instructable autonomous agents. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Huffman, Scott Bradley

    1994-01-01

    In contrast to current intelligent systems, which must be laboriously programmed for each task they are meant to perform, instructable agents can be taught new tasks and associated knowledge. This thesis presents a general theory of learning from tutorial instruction and its use to produce an instructable agent. Tutorial instruction is a particularly powerful form of instruction, because it allows the instructor to communicate whatever kind of knowledge a student needs at whatever point it is needed. To exploit this broad flexibility, however, a tutorable agent must support a full range of interaction with its instructor to learn a full range of knowledge. Thus, unlike most machine learning tasks, which target deep learning of a single kind of knowledge from a single kind of input, tutorability requires a breadth of learning from a broad range of instructional interactions. The theory of learning from tutorial instruction presented here has two parts. First, a computational model of an intelligent agent, the problem space computational model, indicates the types of knowledge that determine an agent's performance, and thus, that should be acquirable via instruction. Second, a learning technique, called situated explanation specifies how the agent learns general knowledge from instruction. The theory is embodied by an implemented agent, Instructo-Soar, built within the Soar architecture. Instructo-Soar is able to learn hierarchies of completely new tasks, to extend task knowledge to apply in new situations, and in fact to acquire every type of knowledge it uses during task performance - control knowledge, knowledge of operators' effects, state inferences, etc. - from interactive natural language instructions. This variety of learning occurs by applying the situated explanation technique to a variety of instructional interactions involving a variety of types of instructions (commands, statements, conditionals, etc.). By taking seriously the requirements of flexible

  1. Student Achievement: Elementary Principal Catalysts--Instructional Leadership in Reading

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    Sherman, Whitney H.; Crum, Karen S.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore how elementary principals facilitate and serve as catalysts for successful reading instruction and student achievement. The authors interviewed 10 elementary school principals in two school districts in a southern state to determine how they acted as instructional leaders in the area of reading in their…

  2. Instructional Technology: Factors Influencing the Field. Occasional Paper No. 1.

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    Hug, William E.

    By definition, the fields of instructional technology and media are committed to an evaluation, generation, and application of research involving the act of teaching and the phenomena of learning, with differences in systems determined by the purpose for which instructional technology and media are applied. However success or failure of any…

  3. 16 CFR 1203.6 - Labeling and instructions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Labeling and instructions. 1203.6 Section 1203.6 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR BICYCLE HELMETS The Standard § 1203.6 Labeling and instructions. (a) Labeling. Each helmet shall be marked with durable...

  4. 16 CFR 1203.6 - Labeling and instructions.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Labeling and instructions. 1203.6 Section 1203.6 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR BICYCLE HELMETS The Standard § 1203.6 Labeling and instructions. (a) Labeling....

  5. 16 CFR 1203.6 - Labeling and instructions.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Labeling and instructions. 1203.6 Section 1203.6 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR BICYCLE HELMETS The Standard § 1203.6 Labeling and instructions. (a) Labeling....

  6. 16 CFR 1203.6 - Labeling and instructions.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Labeling and instructions. 1203.6 Section 1203.6 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR BICYCLE HELMETS The Standard § 1203.6 Labeling and instructions. (a) Labeling....

  7. 16 CFR 1203.6 - Labeling and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Labeling and instructions. 1203.6 Section 1203.6 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS SAFETY STANDARD FOR BICYCLE HELMETS The Standard § 1203.6 Labeling and instructions. (a) Labeling....

  8. Harassment and Intimidation (Bullying) in Maryland Public Schools. A Report to the Maryland General Assembly on Incidents Reported under the Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005 requires that county boards of education and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners report incidents of harassment or intimidation against students in public schools under the county board's and commission's jurisdiction. The reporting period for the third report encompasses the 2006-2007 school…

  9. A holistic approach to biology instruction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shneyder, Artyom V.

    The Lubischev holistic approach to instruction was found to be beneficial to secondary school students in the former Soviet Union where it was used to teach languages and math. This study examined whether this holistic approach could be used successfully for biology instruction on the college level. During the spring semester of 2005, a quasi-experimental research design was implemented in two sections of BIOL 1120 (General Biology) to address this issue. The control group experienced traditional instruction. The experimental group experienced holistic instruction using the Lubichev approach. The achievement in both groups was compared using a 1 x 2 ANCOVA procedure. A statistically significant difference (0.028) was found in favor of the group that experienced holistic instruction.

  10. The Evaluation of Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kanaga, Kim

    Some of the theoretical and methodological problems with current practices in evaluating instruction at the higher education level are reviewed. Controversy over the evaluation of instruction in higher education has resulted at least in part from inadequate instrumentation. The instruments for instructional rating now used include administrator…

  11. Developing Mobile Based Instruction

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    Martin, Florence; Pastore, Raymond; Snider, Jean

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes an instructional design class's experience developing instruction for the mobile web. The class was taught at a southeastern university in the United States in a master's level computer based instruction course. Two example projects are showcased and student reflections on design issues are highlighted. Additionally,…

  12. Elements of Individualized Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Svara, Ronald

    Although many schools claim to make use of individualized instruction, no common definition of this term has been agreed on. The author reviewed definitions of "individualized instruction" in five studies and then surveyed 30 community and junior colleges who claimed to be using this method of instruction to learn what their programs consisted of.…

  13. Instructional Design: System Strategies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ledford, Bruce R.; Sleeman, Phillip J.

    This book is intended as a source for those who desire to apply a coherent system of instructional design, thereby insuring accountability. Chapter 1 covers the instructional design process, including: instructional technology; the role of evaluation; goal setting; the psychology of teaching and learning; task analysis; operational objectives;…

  14. Instructional System Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of the Air Force, Washington, DC.

    The manual presents a technology of instructional design and a model for developing and conducting efficient and cost effective Air Force instructional systems. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Instructional System Development (ISD). Chapters 2-6 each focus on a step of the process: analysis of system requirements; definition of…

  15. Instructional Rounds in Action

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roberts, John E.

    2012-01-01

    "Instructional Rounds in Action" is an invaluable guide for those involved in implementing instructional rounds as the foundation and framework for systemic improvement in schools. Over the past few years, districts across the United States, Canada, and Australia have begun implementing "instructional rounds," a set of ideas and practices for…

  16. Evaluating Instructional Software.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoffman, Joseph L.; Lyons, David J.

    1997-01-01

    Presents an evaluation instrument for evaluating instructional multimedia programs. Highlights include the need to evaluate; an illustrated example; and instructions for filling out the instrument that includes compatibility for hardware and software; instructional design issues, including content and audience definition; and interface, including…

  17. Instructional Data, FY 1981.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Staatse, Holly

    These three reports present instructional data for Mercer County Community College for Summer and Fall 1980 and Spring 1981. The first report, covering summer sessions from 1974 through 1980, examines instructional hours, class size, student credit hours (SCRH), student contact hours (SCH), income/cost measures, instructional staff, full-time…

  18. The Instructional Capacitor

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    Walton, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    Many administrators are so overwhelmed by the basic responsibilities of their daily work that there seems to be little or no time left for providing quality leadership in instruction. Instead, schools employ department chairs, instructional specialists, and coordinators to provide instructional leadership. How can administrators find time in the…

  19. Balanced Literacy Instruction.

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    Pressley, Michael; Roehrig, Alysia; Bogner, Kristen; Raphael, Lisa M.; Dolezal, Sara

    2002-01-01

    This article reviews the evidence for balanced literacy instruction in the elementary years. The case is made that the balanced instructional model is particularly appropriate and beneficial for students who have initial difficulties in learning to read and write. Key features of successful reading instruction programs are described. (Contains…

  20. Commercial Carpentry: Instructional Units.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diehl, Donald W.; Penner, Wayman R.

    This manual contains instructional materials which measure student performance on commercial carpentry behavioral objectives; criterion-referenced evaluation instruments are also included. Each of the manual's eleven sections consists of one or more units of instruction. Each instructional unit includes behavioral objectives, suggested activities…

  1. Peer-Mediated Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rosenbaum, Peter S.

    The concept of peer-mediated instruction (PMI) grew out of the author's earlier research on applying techniques of drill and practice computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to language skills learning. Peer-mediated instruction directs pupils to work in pairs, interacting with one another according to structured pattern of dialogue. This book…

  2. Models for Individualized Instruction.

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    Georgiades, William, Ed.; Clark, Donald C., Ed.

    This book, consisting of five parts, provides a collection of source materials that will assist in implementing individualized instruction; provides examples of interrelated systems for individualizing instruction; and describes the components of individualized instructional systems, including flexible use of time, differentiated staffing, new…

  3. 14 CFR 22 - General Reporting Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... T-100(f) Foreign air carrier traffic data by nonstop segment and on-flight market M (see 14 CFR 217..., section 22, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the...) One copy of each schedule in the BTS Form 41 report shall be filed with the BTS and shall be...

  4. 14 CFR Section 22 - General Reporting Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... T-100(f) Foreign air carrier traffic data by nonstop segment and on-flight market M (see 14 CFR 217..., section 22, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the...) One copy of each schedule in the BTS Form 41 report shall be filed with the BTS and shall be...

  5. 14 CFR Section 22 - General Reporting Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... T-100(f) Foreign air carrier traffic data by nonstop segment and on-flight market M (see 14 CFR 217..., section 22, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the...) One copy of each schedule in the BTS Form 41 report shall be filed with the BTS and shall be...

  6. 14 CFR Section 22 - General Reporting Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... T-100(f) Foreign air carrier traffic data by nonstop segment and on-flight market M (see 14 CFR 217..., section 22, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the...) One copy of each schedule in the BTS Form 41 report shall be filed with the BTS and shall be...

  7. 14 CFR Section 22 - General Reporting Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... T-100(f) Foreign air carrier traffic data by nonstop segment and on-flight market M (see 14 CFR 217..., section 22, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the...) One copy of each schedule in the BTS Form 41 report shall be filed with the BTS and shall be...

  8. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... applicable record retention period provided in § 356.3 unless there is a quality transfer from one media to... the accounts used to record the transactions. (i) Index of records. Oil pipeline companies must arrange, file, and index records so they may be readily identified and made available to...

  9. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... applicable record retention period provided in § 356.3 unless there is a quality transfer from one media to... the accounts used to record the transactions. (i) Index of records. Oil pipeline companies must arrange, file, and index records so they may be readily identified and made available to...

  10. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... applicable record retention period provided in § 356.3 unless there is a quality transfer from one media to... the accounts used to record the transactions. (i) Index of records. Oil pipeline companies must arrange, file, and index records so they may be readily identified and made available to...

  11. 46 CFR 232.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Institute of Certified Public Accountants). (b) Need to conform accounting information. All contractors may... Administration (such as reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, public service commissions or... and Rate Approvals, for the Maritime Security Program, or Director, Office of Ship Financing, for...

  12. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... under RUS's regulations in 7 CFR chapter XVII; (2) The charges for operation and maintenance of the... retirement costs are recorded. Charges for the periodic accretion of the liability in Account 230, Asset... obligation so as to produce a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance. (u) Allowances....

  13. 17 CFR 257.1 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... be preserved and, in the selection of storage space, safeguard such records from unnecessary exposure... loss shall be filed with the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of discovery of...

  14. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... public interest, investors, or consumers. A waiver from any provision of these regulations may be made by... regulation, if an oil pipeline company intends to reflect costs in a current, pending, or future rate...

  15. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... required to implement internal control procedures that assure the reliability of, and ready access to, data... documented. Software and hardware required to produce readable records must be retained for the same...

  16. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... required to implement internal control procedures that assure the reliability of, and ready access to, data... documented. Software and hardware required to produce readable records must be retained for the same...

  17. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... required to implement internal control procedures that assure the reliability of, and ready access to, data stored on machine readable media. Internal control procedures must be documented by a...

  18. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... required to implement internal control procedures that assure the reliability of, and ready access to, data stored on machine readable media. Internal control procedures must be documented by a...

  19. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... under RUS's regulations in 7 CFR chapter XVII; (2) The charges for operation and maintenance of the... the rate principle of amortizing gains or losses on reacquisition of long-term debt without refunding..., shall be accounted for as follows. First, if there is uncertainty as to the regulatory treatment,...

  20. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... under RUS's regulations in 7 CFR chapter XVII; (2) The charges for operation and maintenance of the... the rate principle of amortizing gains or losses on reacquisition of long-term debt without refunding..., shall be accounted for as follows. First, if there is uncertainty as to the regulatory treatment,...

  1. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... accounts, such as construction, maintenance, and operations, shall be based upon the actual time engaged in... accounting data shall be maintained so that the distribution of the cost of labor charged direct to the... distribution to be made of the cost of labor charged initially to clearing accounts so that the total...

  2. 20 CFR 656.10 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... for a labor certification under this section and must also file under either § 656.17 or § 656.18. (3... Employment Certification under penalty of perjury under 18 U.S.C. 1621 (2). Failure to attest to any of the... applications filed under §§ 656.15 (Schedule A), 656.16 (Sheepherders), 656.17 (Basic Process), 656.18...

  3. 20 CFR 656.10 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... for a labor certification under this section and must also file under either § 656.17 or § 656.18. (3... Employment Certification under penalty of perjury under 18 U.S.C. 1621 (2). Failure to attest to any of the... applications filed under §§ 656.15 (Schedule A), 656.16 (Sheepherders), 656.17 (Basic Process), 656.18...

  4. 46 CFR 232.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... accepted accounting principles (promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American... accounting policies different from those followed for the financial statement filed with the Maritime... interpretation letter. (2) A contractor who has a question of financial accounting or reporting procedure...

  5. 20 CFR 656.10 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... hour notices required by 29 CFR 516.4 or occupational safety and health notices required by 29 CFR 1903..., color, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or citizenship; (6) The employer's job opportunity...; (8) The job opportunity has been and is clearly open to any U.S. worker; (9) The U.S. workers...

  6. 20 CFR 656.10 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... hour notices required by 29 CFR 516.4 or occupational safety and health notices required by 29 CFR 1903... § 656.17. (2) An employer seeking a labor certification for a college or university teacher must apply... application, the alien can not represent the best interests of U.S. workers in the job opportunity. The...

  7. 20 CFR 656.10 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... hour notices required by 29 CFR 516.4 or occupational safety and health notices required by 29 CFR 1903... § 656.17. (2) An employer seeking a labor certification for a college or university teacher must apply... application, the alien can not represent the best interests of U.S. workers in the job opportunity. The...

  8. Music Instruction and the Hearing Impaired.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walczyk, Eugenia Bulawa

    1993-01-01

    Contends music education can help hearing-impaired students achieve both academic and social goals of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1990). Describes instructional content and methods of elementary program utilizing sign language, vocal music, and keyboard computer music systems. Concludes with description of school performance in…

  9. Instruction set commutivity

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Windley, P.

    1992-01-01

    We present a state property called congruence and show how it can be used to demonstrate commutivity of instructions in a modern load-store architecture. Our analysis is particularly important in pipelined microprocessors where instructions are frequently reordered to avoid costly delays in execution caused by hazards. Our work has significant implications to safety and security critical applications since reordering can easily change the meaning and an instruction sequence and current techniques are largely ad hoc. Our work is done in a mechanical theorem prover and results in a set of trustworthy rules for instruction reordering. The mechanization makes it practical to analyze the entire instruction set.

  10. Student Identity Considerations and Implications Associated with Socioscientific Issues Instruction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ruzek, Mitchel James

    The purpose of this investigation was to explore how aspects of identity, perceived levels of controversy, and the strength of a student's attachment to their controversial identity relate to conceptual understanding and knowledge acquisition during socioscientific issues (SSI) based instruction in a biology classroom. The knowledge gained from this study will have the capacity to enhance our understanding of the role that attachment to identity plays during SSI negotiation. Additionally, insight was gained into the role played by aspects of identity in conceptual understanding of scientifically controversial topics during SSI based instruction. This study contributed to the existing knowledge base in science education by illuminating processes involved in socioscientific issue navigation among students of differing perceptions of controversy as well as students who held aspects of controversial identity that may or may not interact with the specific issues chosen. Students demonstrated evidence of variations of reasoning, justification, perception of controversy, and aspects of knowledge gain as they negotiated the issues of marijuana safety and fast food legality. Additionally, evidence was provided that showed general knowledge gain throughout the group during socioscientific issues instruction. It has been said that one of the appeals of the SSI instructional model is that is serves not only as a context for the delivery of content, but acts as a catalyst for various forms of epistemological beliefs and research into the development of conceptual and psychological knowledge structures (Zeidler, 2013). This investigation supports the deeper understanding of the contribution of controversy perception to epistemology as well as conceptual and psychological knowledge structures during SSI navigation.

  11. Fostering Alphabet Knowledge Development: A Comparison of Two Instructional Approaches

    PubMed Central

    Piasta, Shayne B.; Purpura, David J.; Wagner, Richard K.

    2009-01-01

    Preschool-aged children (n = 58) were randomly assigned to receive small group instruction in letter names and/or sounds or numbers (treated control). Alphabet instruction followed one of two approaches currently utilized in early childhood classrooms: combined letter name and sound instruction or letter sound only instruction. Thirty-four 15 minute lessons were provided, with children pre- and post-tested on alphabet, phonological awareness, letter-word identification, emergent reading, and developmental spelling measures. Results suggest benefits of combined letter name and sound instruction in promoting children’s letter sound acquisition. Benefits did not generalize to other emergent literacy skills. PMID:20563245

  12. Increasing instruction time in school does increase learning.

    PubMed

    Andersen, Simon Calmar; Humlum, Maria Knoth; Nandrup, Anne Brink

    2016-07-01

    Increasing instruction time in school is a central element in the attempts of many governments to improve student learning, but prior research-mainly based on observational data-disputes the effect of this approach and points out the potential negative effects on student behavior. Based on a large-scale, cluster-randomized trial, we find that increasing instruction time increases student learning and that a general increase in instruction time is at least as efficient as an expert-developed, detailed teaching program that increases instruction with the same amount of time. These findings support the value of increased instruction time. PMID:27325778

  13. Effective instruction for English learners.

    PubMed

    Calderón, Margarita; Slavin, Robert; Sánchez, Marta

    2011-01-01

    The fastest-growing student population in U.S. schools today is children of immigrants, half of whom do not speak English fluently and are thus labeled English learners. Although the federal government requires school districts to provide services to English learners, it offers states no policies to follow in identifying, assessing, placing, or instructing them. Margarita Calderón, Robert Slavin, and Marta Sánchez identify the elements of effective instruction and review a variety of successful program models. During 2007-08, more than 5.3 million English learners made up 10.6 percent of the nation's K-12 public school enrollment. Wide and persistent achievement disparities between these English learners and English-proficient students show clearly, say the authors, that schools must address the language, literacy, and academic needs of English learners more effectively. Researchers have fiercely debated the merits of bilingual and English-only reading instruction. In elementary schools, English learners commonly receive thirty minutes of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction but attend general education classes for the rest of the day, usually with teachers who are unprepared to teach them. Though English learners have strikingly diverse levels of skills, in high school they are typically lumped together, with one teacher to address their widely varying needs. These in-school factors contribute to the achievement disparities. Based on the studies presented here, Calderón, Slavin, and Sánchez assert that the quality of instruction is what matters most in educating English learners. They highlight comprehensive reform models, as well as individual components of these models: school structures and leadership; language and literacy instruction; integration of language, literacy, and content instruction in secondary schools; cooperative learning; professional development; parent and family support teams; tutoring; and monitoring implementation and outcomes

  14. Giraffe, a Computer Assisted Instruction Programme.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boekhorst, Albert K.; Groot, Tineke

    In 1989 a two year collaborative project, CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) & Humanities, was initiated between the Faculty of Arts and IBM Netherlands during which General Information Retrieval All Faculties For Bibliographic Education (GIRAFFE), a program for the retrieval of information on general bibliographies, was developed. The program,…

  15. Computer-Based Instruction: Instructional Design and Terminal Design.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lamos, Joseph P.

    Within the context of a large computer-based instructional system (CBI), the Air Forces Advanced Instructional System, instructional needs and requirements are evaluated as determinants of computer terminal design. It is shown that traditional definitions and uses of computer managed instruction (CMI) and computer assisted instruction (CAI) must…

  16. Development of the Instructional Model by Integrating Information Literacy in the Class Learning and Teaching Processes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maitaouthong, Therdsak; Tuamsuk, Kulthida; Techamanee, Yupin

    2011-01-01

    This study was aimed at developing an instructional model by integrating information literacy in the instructional process of general education courses at an undergraduate level. The research query, "What is the teaching methodology that integrates information literacy in the instructional process of general education courses at an undergraduate…

  17. Word Problem-Solving Instruction in Inclusive Third-Grade Mathematics Classrooms

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Griffin, Cynthia C.; Jitendra, Asha K.

    2009-01-01

    The authors examined the effectiveness of strategy instruction taught by general educators in mixed-ability classrooms. Specifically, the authors compared the mathematical word problem-solving performance and computational skills of students who received schema-based instruction (SBI) with students who received general strategy instruction (GSI).…

  18. ERIP application instructions

    SciTech Connect

    Watt, D.M.

    1992-01-02

    This report provides background information and instructions to assist applicants in writing Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP) applications. Initial feedback fro usage for the new instructions shows that the best instructions would not be read and followed by all applicants. Applications from more than thirty applicants who have received the new instructions indicated that few had read the instructions. Based on this feedback, the instructions have been further revised to include a title page and table of contents. A warning was also added to advise applicants of the potential penalty of delayed review if these instructions are not followed. This revision was intended to address the possibility that some applicants did not see or bother to follow the instructions which followed the background information about ERIP. Included are two examples of ERIP applications which have been prepared for handout at workshops or mailing to applicants. Writing of example applications was time consuming and more difficult than expected for several reasons: (1) Full disclosures can be lengthy, very detailed, and technical. This contrasts with the desire to prepare examples which are comparatively short and easy for the non-technical person to read. (2) Disclosures contain confidential information which should not be published. (3) It is difficult to imagine that applicants will study examples when they do not bother to read the basic instructions.

  19. Self-Paced Mathematics Instruction: How Effective Has it Been in Secondary and Postsecondary Schools?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schoen, Harold L.

    1976-01-01

    Seventeen studies of self-paced instruction in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and college mathematics courses are reviewed. In general these studies did not find the individualized programs to be superior to theregular instruction with which they were compared. (SD)

  20. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ( ARRA) FEMP Technical Assistance, U.S. General Services Administration - Project 194 U.S. Custom Cargo Inspection Facility, Detroit, MI

    SciTech Connect

    Arends, J.; Sandusky, William F.

    2010-05-31

    This report documents the findings of an on-site audit of the U.S. Customs Cargo Inspection Facility (CIF) in Detroit, Michigan. The federal landlord for this building is the General Services Administration (GSA). The focus of the audit was to identify various no-cost or low-cost energy-efficiency opportunities that, once implemented, would reduce electrical and gas consumption and increase the operational efficiency of the building. This audit also provided an opportunity to identify potential capital cost projects that should be considered in the future to acquire additional energy (electric and gas) and water savings to further increase the operational efficiency of the building.

  1. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) FEMP Technical Assistance US General Serices Administration - Project 193, John W. Bricker Federal Building, Columbus, OH

    SciTech Connect

    Arends, J.; Sandusky, William F.

    2010-05-31

    This report documents the findings from an onsite audit of the John W. Bricker Federal building located in Columbus, Ohio. The Federal landlord for this building is the General Services Administration (GSA). The focus of the audit was to identify various no-cost or low-cost energy efficiency opportunities that, once implemented, would either reduce electrical and gas consumption or increase the operational efficiency of the building. This audit also provided an opportunity to identify potential capital cost projects that should be considered in the future to acquire additional energy (electric and gas) and water savings to further increase the operational efficiency of the building.

  2. Emphasis on the Instruction on the Documents of Virginia and United States History and Government. Report of the Department of Education to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. Senate Document No. 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.

    This document from the Virginia Department of Education reports on a project to enable public schools to meet requirements of two laws. The first law required public schools to emphasize instruction on the documents of Virginia and United States history and government. The second requested that all public schools be urged to display copies of the…

  3. High Impact Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knight, Jim

    2013-01-01

    The key to improving student achievement isn't more teacher time--it's more teacher impact. But how do you decide which instructional practices will deliver the most bang for your buck? In this handbook, written for teachers but suitable for use by principals and instructional coaches, best-selling author Jim Knight presents the high-leverage…

  4. Diagnostic Assessment in Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Forehand, Garlie A.; Rice, Myrtle W.

    1988-01-01

    Describes an experimental program of interactive assessment and instruction called GUIDES to Learning and Instruction, which is designed for use in college level remedial and developmental programs in writing, reading, and study skills. Highlights include microcomputer administration of measurement; response formats; feedback; validity for…

  5. Programmatic Instructional Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schutz, Richard E.

    Programmatic instructional development refers to sequenced and coordinated efforts to produce effective instructional programs which cumulate over time and which attain outcomes that would be impossible under non-programmatic projects. As practiced at the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL), it involves the combined efforts of specialists from…

  6. Quality in Instructional Television.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schramm, Wilbur, Ed.

    The result of an interdisciplinary conference on the qualities of an effective instructional television program, this book reports the ideas of various participants. Two papers by broadcasters represent the producer's view of ITV; one deals with instructional television in Sweden and the other with a Nigerian project. The scholar's view is…

  7. Computer Guided Instructional Design.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Merrill, M. David; Wood, Larry E.

    1984-01-01

    Describes preliminary efforts to create the Lesson Design System, a computer-guided instructional design system written in Pascal for Apple microcomputers. Its content outline, strategy, display, and online lesson editors correspond roughly to instructional design phases of content and strategy analysis, display creation, and computer programing…

  8. Electronic Library Instruction Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henry, Marcia; And Others

    This report describes the grant proposals which funded an end-user instruction program for upper division and graduate students enrolled at a state university in California, and reviews the implementation and the evolution of the online instruction program originally funded by a $3,500 California State University Northridge Instructional…

  9. Presentation on Instructional Objectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Naz, Bibi Asia

    2009-01-01

    "Learning can be defined as change in a student's capacity for performance as a result of experience" (Kenneth D. Moore). The intended changes should be specified in instructional objectives. Viewed in this context, an objective can be defined as a clear and unambiguous description of your instructional intent. An objective is not a statement of…

  10. Computer Designed Instruction & Testing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.

    Research findings on computer designed instruction and testing at the college level are discussed in 13 papers from the first Regional Conference on University Teaching at New Mexico State University. Titles and authors are as follows: "Don't Bother Me with Instructional Design, I'm Busy Programming! Suggestions for More Effective Educational…

  11. Bibliographic Instruction Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.

    Based on the ACRL Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction, this handbook is intended not only to provide guidance in the development of instruction programs, but also to stimulate discussion within the profession. It consists of the guidelines, five model statements and checklists, a glossary, and a pathfinder. The guidelines present generally…

  12. Center for Instructional Computing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

    The Center for Instructional Computing (CIC) at Eastern Michigan University is described in this report. The center serves as a model for making the infusion of innovative uses of microcomputers within instruction a faculty-centered effort. CIC provides a physical facility with IBM and Apple microcomputers dedicated to faculty use, both as a…

  13. Computer Assisted Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corre, Le; Jacoud, R.

    The Paris Faculty of Science is developing programs in computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Their first goal is to develop "questionnaires" (instructional sequences) administered by teletype machines which check on a student's knowledge in an area and draw his attention to basic concepts, definitions, and theorems in that area. Using an IBM 360/30…

  14. American Reading Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Nila Banton

    A presentation of the history of reading instruction in the United States, this book is a special edition of Nila Banton Smith's original 1965 volume with the addition of a prologue on her life, and an epilogue which updates the history of reading instruction from 1965 to 1985. Chapter headings consist of: (1) The Beginnings of Reading…

  15. Selecting Media for Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, L. J.

    This study was conducted to determine the effects of instruction on using a formal media selection procedure on the media selection choices made by novice instructional designers. Twenty-nine male and female graduate students enrolled in a media design course at Arizona State University participated in the study. Media design problems were used…

  16. Instructions for Systemic Change

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    Seigel, Marika A.

    2009-01-01

    In the technical communication classroom, the received wisdom is that good instructions should "stay out of the way" of the users' engagement with technological systems. This article draws on Burke's concept of perspective by incongruity and on examples of instructions produced during the Women's Health Movement to demonstrate that sometimes…

  17. Valuing Differentiated Instruction

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    Benjamin, Amy

    2006-01-01

    It is not enough to declare that differentiated instruction is going to be the order of the day. It also is not enough to call in a consultant and have teachers listen to a presentation about product, process, and assessment paradigms. Differentiated instruction is a practice that grows out of certain values that are important in the way school…

  18. Instructional Program Review.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Austin Community Coll., TX.

    This document describes the 1993-94 program review process for Austin Community College (ACC), in Texas. First, the goals of program review are briefly reviewed and ACC's mission and instructional philosophy are set forth. The structure and process is then described, indicating that an Instructional Program Review Committee (PRC), formed of two…

  19. Content-Based Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    CATESOL Journal, 1992

    1992-01-01

    This English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) journal periodical devotes entire issues to specific issues. The theme of this issue is "Content-Base Instruction." Articles include: "Syllabus Design in Content-Based Instruction" (David E. Eskey); "How Relevant Is Relevance?: An Examination of Student Needs, Interests, and Motivation in the Content-Based…

  20. Authentic Writing & Literature Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Focus in Change, 1991

    1991-01-01

    Reflecting some of the emerging issues sustaining debate in secondary school literature instruction and writing instruction, this newsletter presents articles that discuss the impact of E. D. Hirsch's book "Cultural Literacy,""authentic discourse," and collaborative classroom research. Articles in the newsletter are: "Rethinking Literature" (Anne…

  1. Direct Instruction News, 2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tarver, Sara, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    These three issues of a newsletter offer diverse kinds of information deemed to be of interest to Association for Direct Instruction (ADI) members--stories of successful implementations in different settings, write-ups of ADI awards, tips on "how to" deliver direct instruction (DI) more effectively, topical articles focused on particular types of…

  2. Instructional Coaching. Issue Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kowal, Julie; Steiner, Lucy

    2007-01-01

    Schools and districts invest a great deal of time and money in professional development for teachers through instructional coaching. With this effort comes the responsibility to design coaching programs that have the greatest potential to improve classroom instruction and, in turn, increase student learning. What research is available to help…

  3. Perceptions of Online Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fish, Wade W.; Gill, Peggy B.

    2009-01-01

    Online instruction has influenced how higher education redefines teaching as universities understand the significance and move towards the paradigm of online teaching and learning. Despite the benefits of online teaching, many university faculty members tend to gravitate toward instructional practices that are most comfortable to them. The purpose…

  4. Instructional Leadership Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keefe, James W., Ed.; Jenkins, John M., Ed.

    Instructional leadership is the principal's role in providing direction, resources, and support to teachers and students for the improvement of teaching and learning in the school. This handbook reviews factors affecting that role in four broad domains: keeping informed about trends, planning for instructional improvement, implementing…

  5. Creating Effective Multimedia Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sales, Gregory C.

    1999-01-01

    Presents information on several critical themes related to multimedia instruction for those involved in the design, development, or use of computer delivered instruction. Addresses software product life cycle; systematic approach to design; multimedia design and development teams; production values; critical components of effective multimedia;…

  6. Evaluation of Bibliographic Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hardesty, Larry

    Arguing that there is a current tendency among librarians to talk more about the evaluation of bibliographic instruction than to actually do anything about it, this paper examines limitations of and considerations pertaining to evaluation and includes: (1) a brief discussion of the history of bibliographic instruction; (2) discussion of types of…

  7. Preparing Instructional Leaders

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gray, David; Lewis, Joe'l

    2011-01-01

    This publication is a "collection" of three separate manuscripts: (1) "A Paradigm Shift in Preparing Instructional Leaders" (published in December 2010); (2) "Transitions" (an introduction to the "Revisited manuscript"); and (3) "A Paradigm Shift in Preparing Instructional Leaders Revisited" (published in June 2011). The 2010 manuscript describes…

  8. The Strategies Instructional Approach.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Deshler, Donald D.; Lenz, B. Keith

    1989-01-01

    The strategies instructional approach developed at the University of Kansas Institute for Research in Learning Disabilities is described. The approach teaches students strategies in the academic, social, motivational, and executive functioning areas that will enable students to meet content learning demands and modifies instructional environments…

  9. Fundamentals of Library Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McAdoo, Monty L.

    2012-01-01

    Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, veteran instruction services librarian McAdoo lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he: (1) Offers an overview of the historical context of library instruction, drawing on recent…

  10. Content-Based Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DelliCarpini, M.; Alonso, O.

    2013-01-01

    DelliCarpini and Alonso's book "Content-Based Instruction" explores different approaches to teaching content-based instruction (CBI) in the English language classroom. They provide a comprehensive overview of how to teach CBI in an easy-to-follow guide that language teachers will find very practical for their own contexts. Topics…

  11. Using Principles of Programmed Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huffman, Harry

    1971-01-01

    Although programmed instruction in accounting is available, it is limited in scope and in acceptance. Teachers, however, may apply principles of programming to the individualizing of instruction. (Author)

  12. Improving Visuals for Televised Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dwyer, Francis M.

    1970-01-01

    To assist educators to develop improved instructional television presentations, research is needed to assess the instructional effects of stimuli emitted by various types of visual illustrations. (IR)

  13. Balancing Acts

    MedlinePlus

    ... Current Issue Past Issues Special Section: Focus on Communication Balancing Acts Past Issues / Fall 2008 Table of ... from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). It involves simulated trips down the ...

  14. Acting Atoms.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farin, Susan Archie

    1997-01-01

    Describes a fun game in which students act as electrons, protons, and neutrons. This activity is designed to help students develop a concrete understanding of the abstract concept of atomic structure. (DKM)

  15. ACT Test

    MedlinePlus

    ... this page helpful? Also known as: ACT; Activated Coagulation Time Formal name: Activated Clotting Time Related tests: ... in the blood called platelets and proteins called coagulation factors are activated in a sequence of steps ...

  16. Cognitive Principles of Problem Solving and Instruction. Final Report.

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    Greeno, James G.; And Others

    Research in this project studied cognitive processes involved in understanding and solving problems used in instruction in the domain of mathematics, and explored implications of these cognitive analyses for the design of instruction. Three general issues were addressed: knowledge required for understanding problems, knowledge of the conditions…

  17. A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY ON NEW MEDIA AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY.

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    FINN, JAMES D.; AND OTHERS

    A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY ON NEW MEDIA AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN PREPARED. PUBLICATIONS HAVE BEEN LISTED UNDER THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS--(1) PUBLICATIONS OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, (2) GENERAL AUDIOVISUAL REFERENCES, (3) AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT, (4) IMPLICATIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY, (5) RESEARCH SUMMARIES, (6)…

  18. Guidelines for Evaluating Automated Instructional Programs and Devices.

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    Harmon, Francis L.

    From a review of relevant literature and conference reports, guidelines were prepared for assessing the value of automated instructional materials. Major points included: (1) a definition of automated instruction; (2) a comparison of Skinner and Crowder methods; (3) benefits of automation; (4) general sources of automated materials; (5) benefits…

  19. Program of Studies. Instructional Goals and Objectives: Art.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.

    Instructional goals and sample instructional objectives for art education in West Virginia's public schools are outlined. A comprehensive arts education program is basic to the general education of every child. Two guiding principles directed the programs' design. First, each student should have opportunities to acquire skills in the four…

  20. A Sourcebook for the Evaluation of Instructional Materials and Media.

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    Armstrong, Jenny R., Ed.

    Described is a generalized model for the evaluation of instructional materials and media designed to be usable by the Instructional Materials Centers/Regional Media Centers/Regional Resource Centers Network. The model is described as a guide to the inclusion of the critical elements in an evaluation problem situation. Discussed are a system for…

  1. CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION FOR READING INSTRUCTION--AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    SPACHE, GEORGE D.

    THIS ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION FOR READING INSTRUCTION IS COMPOSED OF 112 CITATIONS RANGING IN DATE FROM 1948 TO 1964. ITS DIVISIONS INCLUDE GENERAL SOURCES, GROUP DYNAMICS, HOMOGENEOUS VERSUS HETEROGENEOUS, CROSS-CLASS GROUPING, NONGRADED SCHOOLS AND THE UPGRADED PRIMARY, PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, TEAM TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL…

  2. Reading Instruction in Science for Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Kaldenberg, Erica R.; Watt, Sarah J.; Therrien, William J.

    2015-01-01

    As a growing number of students with learning disabilities (LD) receive science instruction in general education settings, students with LD continue to perform significantly lower than their non-disabled peers. The shift from textbook-driven instruction to inquiry-based approaches to science learning supports students who struggle with reading.…

  3. Decodable Texts for Beginning Reading Instruction: The Year 2000 Basals.

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    Hoffman, James V.; Sailors, Misty; Patterson, Elizabeth U.

    2002-01-01

    Describes the features of the first grade texts included in basal readers used for beginning reading instruction in Texas in 2000. Investigates the general features of student texts with respect to the instructional design of the text, the accessibility of the text for beginning readers, and the engaging qualities of the text. Suggests that policy…

  4. Observing Reading Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Synthesis

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    Swanson, Elizabeth A.

    2008-01-01

    This article synthesizes previous research studies examining reading instruction for students with learning disabilities (LD) through classroom observation methods. An extensive search of the research literature between 1980 and 2005 yielded 21 observation studies. Findings revealed that reading instruction for students with LD is generally of low…

  5. Individualized Instruction in Teacher Education. Part I and II.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fall, Charles; And Others

    This two-part manual for college teachers of education is designed to provide information about individualized instruction along with resources for teaching a unit on it. Part 1, a general introduction to individualized instruction in teacher education, contains discussion of background historical development in the area of independent study;…

  6. 43 CFR 26.7 - Application format and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...' State Grant Procedures Handbook. General instructions for completing the form by part numbers are: (a... State Grant Procedures Handbook for definitions of cost categories and for budget narrative instructions..., if residential project (types of facilities, age, condition, tents, cabins, dormitories, food...

  7. A Report to the Joint Standing Committee of the General Assembly Having Cognizance on Matters Relating to Higher Education and Employment Advancement Regarding "Special Act No. 04-3: An Act Concerning Student Textbook Purchasing Policies" and "Public Act 05-3, Section 70: Textbook Summit". Report

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2006

    2006-01-01

    This paper is a report on the statewide effort to address the rising costs of college textbooks in Connecticut. The report is in four sections: (1) a summary of the recommendations made by the Connecticut Taskforce on the Cost of College Textbooks, in response to Special Act 04-3; (2) a summary of actions taken by the Board of Governors for Higher…

  8. Instructional Design and the Importance of Instructional Alignment

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    Martin, Florence

    2011-01-01

    This paper highlights the instructional design process followed by the Maricopa Community College faculty in the creation of instructional modules in Digital Visual Literacy. The paper categorizes 10 tasks that an instructional designer, a teacher, or a trainer performs during the design phase of the instructional design process. The importance of…

  9. Modeling Instruction: The Impact of Professional Development on Instructional Practices

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barlow, Angela T.; Frick, Tasha M.; Barker, Heather L.; Phelps, Amy J.

    2014-01-01

    Modeling Instruction holds the potential for transforming science instruction and improving student achievement. Key to the success of Modeling Instruction, however, is the fidelity of implementation of its curriculum. This qualitative study examined the impact of Modeling Instruction professional development on participating teachers'…

  10. When may doctors give nurses telephonic treatment instructions?

    PubMed

    McQuoid-Mason, David Jan

    2016-08-01

    Doctors are expected to examine their patients before issuing telephonic instructions to nurses. However, in emergencies or when they are aware of the health status of their patients, it may be justified for a doctor to issue telephonic instructions to nurses without examining the patient. Doctors on call owe a special duty to patients, who they may have to examine or arrange for another doctor to do so before issuing telephonic instructions. In deciding whether doctors acted reasonably in issuing telephonic instructions to nurses, the courts will decide whether they exercised the same degree of skill and care as reasonably competent practitioners in their branch of the profession. Suggestions are made concerning doctors giving telephonic instructions to nurses regarding patients they have not examined. PMID:27499403

  11. Spelling Instruction in ESL: English Orthography and Resources for Spelling Instruction in English as a Second Language.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chrisman, Roger

    A discussion of spelling instruction for learners of English as a second language (ESL) looks at writing systems, the literature of ESL instruction, and the literature of English language arts in general. It begins with a typology of writing systems, examining how they represent both grammatical and phonological features. The nature of English…

  12. Whole Language Instruction vs. Phonics Instruction: Effect on Reading Fluency and Spelling Accuracy of First Grade Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maddox, Krissy; Feng, Jay

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of whole language instruction versus phonics instruction for improving reading fluency and spelling accuracy. The participants were the first grade students in the researcher's general education classroom of a non-Title I school. Stratified sampling was used to randomly divide…

  13. Freedom of Information Act

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Newman, D.J.

    2012-01-01

    The Freedom of Information Act( FOIA), 5 U.S.C.§ 552, as amended, generally provides that any person has a right to request access to Federal agency records. The USGS proactively promotes information disclosure as inherent to its mission of providing objective science to inform decisionmakers and the general public. USGS scientists disseminate up-to-date and historical scientific data that are critical to addressing national and global priorities.

  14. Conceptualising "Communication" in Foreign Language Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eisenchlas, Susana

    2010-01-01

    The emergence of communicative language teaching as the dominant paradigm in foreign language pedagogy cast "communication" in a central role in language acquisition, both as an aim and as a medium of instruction. Despite its centrality, the concept of "communication" is generally taken as widely understood and is seldom defined. This paper…

  15. Response to Intervention and Math Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hinton, Vanessa; Flores, Margaret M.; Shippen, Margaret

    2013-01-01

    Response to intervention (RTI) is a framework in which interventions are implemented mostly in general education classes to resolve academic difficulties and help to mitigate contextual variables (i.e., lack of instruction, socio economic status, cultural differences, etc.) as an explanation for academic failure. The implementation of…

  16. Instructional Television In Industry (ITVI): A Survey.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stasheff, Edward; Lavi, Aryeh

    Fifteen industrial organizations were surveyed for their use of instructional television (ITV) in their educational programs for employees. The firms surveys included Xerox Corporation, RCA Corporation, General Electric Company, International Telephone and Telegraph, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, etc.…

  17. Computer Managed Instruction in Navy Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Middleton, Morris G.; And Others

    An investigation was made of the feasibility of computer-managed instruction (CMI) for the Navy. Possibilities were examined regarding a centralized computer system for all Navy training, minicomputers for remote classes, and shipboard computers for on-board training. The general state of the art and feasibility of CMI were reviewed, alternative…

  18. Teachers' Perceptions of Their Own Instructional Effectiveness

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    Satterwhite, Zarinaha N.

    2013-01-01

    The focus on measuring student growth based on teacher effectiveness has presented new challenges for an urban school in Massachusetts. The purpose of this general interpretive qualitative study was to examine the instructional practices of a group of middle school teachers, the practices they perceived to be effective for ensuring student…

  19. Health Instruction Packages: Consumer--Dental Hygiene.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tanner, Floyd R.; And Others

    Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in this set of five learning modules to instruct dental patients and the general public in the fundamental principles of dental hygiene. The first module, "Identify the Responsibilities for Your Oral Health" by Floyd R. Tanner, discusses the respective roles of the dentist and the patient in…

  20. Computer Assisted Instruction in Linear Programming.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gallego, J. A. Jaen; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Describes a system of computer assisted instruction geared primarily toward high school and university students involved in numerical analysis and optimization. Also describes (in detail) one of its modules to illustrate the general philosophy of the system. This module focuses on the simplex method. (JN)

  1. Health Instruction Packages: Consumer--Behavior/Emotions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Larkin, Vincent; And Others

    Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in this set of three learning modules to instruct the general public in methods of exploring human psychology and personal interrelationships. The first module, "The Basic Idea behind Rational-Emotive Therapy" by Vincent Larkin, distinguishes between rational and irrational fears and discusses the…

  2. 48 CFR 204.7108 - Payment instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Payment instructions. 204.7108 Section 204.7108 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Uniform Contract Line Item Numbering System...

  3. 48 CFR 204.7108 - Payment instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Payment instructions. 204.7108 Section 204.7108 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Uniform Contract Line Item Numbering System...

  4. 48 CFR 204.7108 - Payment instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Payment instructions. 204.7108 Section 204.7108 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Uniform Contract Line Item Numbering System...

  5. 48 CFR 204.7108 - Payment instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Payment instructions. 204.7108 Section 204.7108 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Uniform Contract Line Item Numbering System...

  6. 48 CFR 204.7108 - Payment instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Payment instructions. 204.7108 Section 204.7108 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Uniform Contract Line Item Numbering System...

  7. 36 CFR 1192.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... General § 1192.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions are subject to conventional...: (1) Comply with means meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) If or if * * *...

  8. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions... meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) If or if * * * then denotes a...

  9. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions... meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) If or if * * * then denotes a...

  10. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions... meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) If or if * * * then denotes a...

  11. 36 CFR 1192.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... General § 1192.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions are subject to conventional...: (1) Comply with means meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) If or if * * *...

  12. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions... meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) If or if * * * then denotes a...

  13. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional conventions. Dimensions that are not noted as minimum or maximum are absolute. (b) Dimensional tolerances. All dimensions... meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) If or if * * * then denotes a...

  14. Writing Concepts in Chinese Writing Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wang, Xia

    1994-01-01

    This study focuses on how Chinese writing instruction can cause negative interference for Chinese English-as-a-Second-Language students writing in English. The study shows that in Chinese writing, the main idea can be more general, as a theme, or specific, as a thesis statement. It can also come at the beginning or end of a paper, and the writer…

  15. Writing Instructional Software.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lorenz, Marian; Moose, Allan

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the main categories of instructional software, including drill/practice, tutorials, simulation/problem solving, games, and management, along with factors involved in their design. (Author/MBR)

  16. Diversifying Instruction and Assessment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sternberg, Robert J.

    1994-01-01

    The triarchic theory posits that intelligence has analytical, creative, and practical aspects. Instructional and assessment methods should encourage and evaluate all three kinds of abilities, a balanced approach that can reach all students. (SK)

  17. Sheltered Instruction Techniques for ELLs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pray, Lisa; Monhardt, Rebecca

    2009-01-01

    The suggestions described here to adapt instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) are based on the concept of "sheltered instruction," a model of language-support methods for instruction for ELLs derived primarily through the Sheltered Instruction Observational Protocol (SIOP) developed by Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt, and Deborah Short…

  18. Intensifying instruction: Does additional instructional time make a difference for the most at-risk first graders?

    PubMed

    Harn, Beth A; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia; Roberts, Gregory

    2008-01-01

    Research is clear on the benefit of early intervention efforts and the importance of intensive instructional supports; however, understanding which features to intensify is less clear. General intervention features of group size, instructional delivery, and time are areas schools can consider manipulating to intensify instruction. Also, each of these features can vary along a continuum making them easier or more challenging for schools to implement. What is unclear is if implementing very intensive interventions early in school (first grade), which require significantly more school resources, provides accordingly accelerated student learning. This article investigates the role of intensifying instructional time for the most at-risk first graders in schools implementing research-based instructional and assessment practices within multitiered instructional support systems. Results indicate that students receiving more intensive intervention made significantly more progress across a range of early reading measures. Intervention features, limitations, recommendations for practice, and implications for treatment resisters are discussed. PMID:18354932

  19. Distributed instruction set computer

    SciTech Connect

    Wang, L.

    1989-01-01

    The Distributed Instruction Set Computer, or DISC for short, is an experimental computer system for fine-grained parallel processing. DISC employs a new parallel instruction set, an Early Binding and Scheduling data tagging scheme, and a distributed control mechanism to explore a software dataflow control method in a multiple-functional unit system. With zero system control overhead, multiple instructions are executed in parallel and/or out of order at the highest speed of n instructions/cycle, where n is the number of functional units. The quantitative simulation result indicates that a DISC system with 16 functional units can deliverer a maximal 7.7X performance speedup over a single functional-unit system at the same clock speed. Exploring a new parallel instruction set and distributed control mechanism, DISC represents three major breakthroughs in the domain of fine-grained parallel processing: (1) Fast multiple instruction issuing mechanism; (2) Parallel and/or out-of-order execution; (3) Software dataflow control scheme.

  20. 45 CFR Appendix B to Part 96 - SSBG Reporting Form and Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false SSBG Reporting Form and Instructions B Appendix B to Part 96 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION BLOCK GRANTS Pt. 96, App. B Appendix B to Part 96—SSBG Reporting Form and Instructions Instructions This form must be used by states as the reporting...

  1. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... General Instructions As to Financial Statements § 210.3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210.3-14 Section 210.3-14 Commodity and Securities Exchanges...

  2. An Alternative Time for Telling: When Conceptual Instruction Prior to Problem Solving Improves Mathematical Knowledge

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    Fyfe, Emily R.; DeCaro, Marci S.; Rittle-Johnson, Bethany

    2014-01-01

    Background: The sequencing of learning materials greatly influences the knowledge that learners construct. Recently, learning theorists have focused on the sequencing of instruction in relation to solving related problems. The general consensus suggests explicit instruction should be provided; however, when to provide instruction remains unclear.…

  3. Configuring Eclipse for GMAT Builds: Instructions for Windows Users, Rev. 0.3

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Conway, Darrel J.

    2007-01-01

    This document provides instructions about how to configure the Eclipse IDE to build GMAT on Windows based PCs. The current instructions are preliminary; the Windows builds using Eclipse are currently a bit crude. These instructions are intended to give you enough information to get Eclipse setup to build wxWidgets based executables in general, and GMAT in particular.

  4. 17 CFR 210.3-14 - Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... General Instructions As to Financial Statements § 210.3-14 Special instructions for real estate operations... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Special instructions for real estate operations to be acquired. 210.3-14 Section 210.3-14 Commodity and Securities Exchanges...

  5. Preservice Teachers' TPACK: Using Technology to Support Inquiry Instruction

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    Maeng, Jennifer L.; Mulvey, Bridget K.; Smetana, Lara K.; Bell, Randy L.

    2013-01-01

    This investigation provides detailed descriptions of preservice secondary science teachers' technology-enhanced inquiry instruction and their developing TPACK. Prior to student teaching, 27 preservice teachers were introduced to general guidelines for integrating technology to support reform-based science instruction. This instruction was in…

  6. Teachers, Tools & Techniques. A Handbook for Adult Basic Education and GED Instruction.

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    Koehler, Sandra L.; And Others

    This handbook for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) instruction synthesizes research and combines it with selected instructional strategies for instructors, tutors, and volunteers. This handbook is a reference tool that sets the scene for instruction in literacy and adult basic education. The handbook includes…

  7. A Comparison of Single and Multiple Strategy Instruction on Third-Grade Students' Mathematical Problem Solving

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    Jitendra, Asha K.; Griffin, Cynthia C.; Haria, Priti; Leh, Jayne; Adams, Aimee; Kaduvettoor, Anju

    2007-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to assess the differential effects of a single strategy (schema-based instruction; SBI) versus multiple strategies (general strategy instruction, GSI) in promoting mathematical problem solving and mathematics achievement as well as to examine the influence of word problem-solving instruction on the development of…

  8. A New Look at the Effect of Course Characteristics on Student Ratings of Instruction.

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    Cranton, Patricia A.; Smith, Ronald A.

    1986-01-01

    Effects of course characteristics on student ratings in a variety of instructional situations were examined. Data were collected from 1,777 classes in five departments at all levels of instruction over three years. Overall results confirmed generally accepted trends, but in some departments at particular levels of instruction, relationships varied…

  9. A Personal Application of Learning Theory to the Design of Computer Assisted Instruction in Higher Education.

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    Dixon, Terry

    The application of behavioral and cognitive learning theories to the design of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) at the college level is discussed. A model of instructional design and the unique qualities of computers are also briefly reviewed. The general model of instruction, which is used for designing a curriculum, has five major components:…

  10. Teachers' Perspectives on Literacy Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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    Ruppar, Andrea L.; Dymond, Stacy K.; Gaffney, Janet S.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perspectives on the appropriate skills and settings for literacy instruction, the factors influencing their decisions about literacy instruction, and the barriers to literacy instruction in general education classrooms. A sample of special education teachers (n = 69) of students taking the…

  11. 40 CFR 86.411-78 - Maintenance instructions, vehicle purchaser.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles, General Provisions § 86.411-78 Maintenance... purchaser of each new motorcycle the written instructions for the periodic and anticipated maintenance...

  12. 40 CFR 86.411-78 - Maintenance instructions, vehicle purchaser.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles, General Provisions § 86.411-78 Maintenance... purchaser of each new motorcycle the written instructions for the periodic and anticipated maintenance...

  13. Applying learning theories and instructional design models for effective instruction.

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    Khalil, Mohammed K; Elkhider, Ihsan A

    2016-06-01

    Faculty members in higher education are involved in many instructional design activities without formal training in learning theories and the science of instruction. Learning theories provide the foundation for the selection of instructional strategies and allow for reliable prediction of their effectiveness. To achieve effective learning outcomes, the science of instruction and instructional design models are used to guide the development of instructional design strategies that elicit appropriate cognitive processes. Here, the major learning theories are discussed and selected examples of instructional design models are explained. The main objective of this article is to present the science of learning and instruction as theoretical evidence for the design and delivery of instructional materials. In addition, this article provides a practical framework for implementing those theories in the classroom and laboratory. PMID:27068989

  14. Privacy Advocate General Act of 2013

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8

    2013-07-30

    09/13/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  15. Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2013

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS

    2013-09-17

    09/17/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.3043, which became Public Law 113-168 on 9/26/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  16. Peer Instruction for Astronomy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Green, Paul

    Peer Instruction for Astronomy is an instructor's guide to an exciting and easily-implemented enhancement for lecture classes in introductory astronomy. Application of this powerful and efficient teaching technique requires that the instructor have on hand a large number of thought-provoking, conceptual short answer questions aimed at a variety of levels. While significant numbers of such questions have been published for use in Physics, Peer Instruction for Astronomy provides the first such compilation for Astronomy, and includes hints on use of the technique and applications of the method. KEY TOPICS: Covers peer instruction, incentives, a large database of conceptual questions for use in class, and a list of readings and resources. MARKET: Ideal for introductory astronomy instructors at the undergraduate or advanced high school level.

  17. Instruct coders' manual

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Friend, J.

    1971-01-01

    A manual designed both as an instructional manual for beginning coders and as a reference manual for the coding language INSTRUCT, is presented. The manual includes the major programs necessary to implement the teaching system and lists the limitation of current implementation. A detailed description is given of how to code a lesson, what buttons to push, and what utility programs to use. Suggestions for debugging coded lessons and the error messages that may be received during assembly or while running the lesson are given.

  18. Effects of Strategy Instruction on Summary Writing of College Students.

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    Friend, Rosalie

    2001-01-01

    Unskilled writers in a large urban university were taught summarization strategies based on T. A. van Dijk and W. Kintsch's (1983) text-processing theory. College freshmen enrolled in a prefreshman writing course (n = 147) were randomly assigned to three conditions for 2 days of classroom instruction in constructing a summary. Summarization instruction conditions were argument repetition or generalization with a control group taught to examine personal judgments of importance. Analysis of test summaries showed instruction in generalization was significantly more effective for stating a thesis statement. Both argument repetition and generalization were significantly more effective than the control condition in judging the importance of content. Implications for further research and for reading instruction are discussed. Copyright 2001 Academic Press. PMID:11161637

  19. Perceived affordances and constraints regarding instructors' use of Peer Instruction: Implications for Promoting Instructional Change

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    Turpen, Chandra

    2016-03-01

    Research has documented that physics faculty are generally aware of research-based instructional strategies and are interested in using them. However, the use of research-based instructional strategies is not widespread. A large, unsolved problem in our field is how to effectively spread and sustain the use of research-based instructional strategies in undergraduate physics education. In this research study, we conducted extensive interviews with faculty from across the country regarding their current and past instructional practices as well as their experiences, knowledge and use of Peer Instruction (PI). In this talk I will discuss how faculty come to know about PI, how PI is often used by faculty, and the reasons faculty give for taking up or not taking up aspects of PI. Through this work, we established that 1) faculty commonly modify and adapt PI, 2) most faculty readily acknowledge the shortcomings of lecture, and 3) faculty are concerned that PI use will be taxing on their time, limit their coverage of content, and be a struggle to implement. With a better understanding of faculty's reasoning and struggles, change agents can learn to better partner with faculty in working towards effective instructional change. This work was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation, Grant No. DUE-0715698.

  20. SOAR Act

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8

    2011-01-26

    04/04/2011 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 24. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. RAISE Act

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL

    2012-05-22

    05/23/2012 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 411. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. Sportsmen's Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK

    2013-07-18

    07/18/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 143. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. Instructional Programming Guide For Computer Assisted Instruction. Technical Report.

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    Kimberlin, Donald A.

    The guidelines and procedures for the development of course materials for presentation by a computerized instructional system are described in this report. The tutorial mode of the instructional model is emphasized. The guide is intended to furnish the experienced instructional programer with a ready reference which can be used to facilitate the…

  4. Applying Learning Theories and Instructional Design Models for Effective Instruction

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    Khalil, Mohammed K.; Elkhider, Ihsan A.

    2016-01-01

    Faculty members in higher education are involved in many instructional design activities without formal training in learning theories and the science of instruction. Learning theories provide the foundation for the selection of instructional strategies and allow for reliable prediction of their effectiveness. To achieve effective learning…

  5. Enhancing Instructional Design Efficiency: Methodologies Employed by Instructional Designers

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    Roytek, Margaret A.

    2010-01-01

    Instructional systems design (ISD) has been frequently criticised as taking too long to implement, calling for a reduction in cycle time--the time that elapses between project initiation and delivery. While instructional design research has historically focused on increasing "learner" efficiencies, the study of what instructional designers do to…

  6. The Use of Instructional Technology in Direct Vocabulary Instruction

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    Stoner, Julia B.; Beck, Ann R.; Dennis, Marcia; Parette, Howard P., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    A bivalent counterbalanced within-subjects research design was used to determine the effectiveness of vocabulary instruction across two instructional conditions with 30 3 to 4-year-old at-risk preschool children. Instruction presented vocabulary words via static pictures with one subgroup and via projection and animation with the other. Conditions…

  7. 16 CFR 803.2 - Instructions applicable to Notification and Report Form.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Instructions applicable to Notification and Report Form. 803.2 Section 803.2 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES, REGULATIONS, STATEMENTS AND INTERPRETATIONS UNDER THE HART-SCOTT-RODINO ANTITRUST IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1976 TRANSMITTAL RULES § 803.2 Instructions applicable...

  8. Scaffolded Inquiry-Based Instruction with Technology: A Signature Pedagogy for STEM Education

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    Crippen, Kent J.; Archambault, Leanna

    2012-01-01

    Inquiry-based instruction has become a hallmark of science education and increasingly of integrated content areas, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Because inquiry-based instruction very clearly contains surface, deep, and implicit structures as well as engages students to think and act like scientists,…

  9. Effects of Differentiated Instruction and Word Attack Strategies on Struggling Readers

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    Welsh, Debra K.

    2010-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind Act requires that all students reach reading proficiency by 2014. Many students struggling with reading are unsuccessful when whole group basal instruction is the center of reading instruction. The purpose of this case study was to examine the ability of 15 fifth grade students with reading difficulties to move toward…

  10. Voices from the Field: What Have We Learned about Instructional Leadership?

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    Townsend, Tony; Acker-Hocevar, Michele; Ballenger, Julia; Place, A. William

    2013-01-01

    This article documents perceptions of superintendents and principals when working under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2004-06. It uses data collected through the Voices 3 Project to consider three factors associated with instructional leadership as applied under NCLB, defining the school's mission, managing the instructional program, and…

  11. Improving Instructional Leadership Behaviors of School Principals by Means of Implementing Time Management Training Sessions

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    Su, Yu

    2013-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 increases school accountability and requires educators to improve student academic outcomes using evidence-based practice. One factor that contributes to desirable school outcomes is principals' instructional leadership behaviors. Principals who allocate more time to instructional leadership behaviors are more…

  12. Instructional Strategies and Tactics for the Design of Introductory Computer Programming Courses in High School.

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    Van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.; Krammer, Hein P. M.

    1987-01-01

    Compares the expert, spiral, and reading approaches to instructional strategies for introductory computer programming courses. Based on ACT (Adaptive Control of Thought) theory and relevant research, the differences between declarative and procedural instruction are identified, and six tactics used to design courses and evaluate strategies are…

  13. 49 CFR 21.21 - Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... thereof): (1) Executive Order 11246 (3 CFR, 1965 Supp., p. 167) and regulations issued thereunder or (2... instructions. 21.21 Section 21.21 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation NONDISCRIMINATION IN... ACT OF 1964 § 21.21 Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions. (a) Effect on...

  14. 49 CFR 21.21 - Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... thereof): (1) Executive Order 11246 (3 CFR, 1965 Supp., p. 167) and regulations issued thereunder or (2... instructions. 21.21 Section 21.21 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation NONDISCRIMINATION IN... ACT OF 1964 § 21.21 Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions. (a) Effect on...

  15. 49 CFR 21.21 - Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... thereof): (1) Executive Order 11246 (3 CFR, 1965 Supp., p. 167) and regulations issued thereunder or (2... instructions. 21.21 Section 21.21 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation NONDISCRIMINATION IN... ACT OF 1964 § 21.21 Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions. (a) Effect on...

  16. 49 CFR 21.21 - Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... thereof): (1) Executive Order 11246 (3 CFR, 1965 Supp., p. 167) and regulations issued thereunder or (2... instructions. 21.21 Section 21.21 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation NONDISCRIMINATION IN... ACT OF 1964 § 21.21 Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions. (a) Effect on...

  17. 49 CFR 21.21 - Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... thereof): (1) Executive Order 11246 (3 CFR, 1965 Supp., p. 167) and regulations issued thereunder or (2... instructions. 21.21 Section 21.21 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation NONDISCRIMINATION IN... ACT OF 1964 § 21.21 Effect on other regulations, forms, and instructions. (a) Effect on...

  18. Agency of the Instructional Designer: Moral Coherence and Transformative Social Practice

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    Campbell, Katy; Schwier, Richard A.; Kenny, Richard F.

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we propose a view of instructional design practice in which the instructional designer is an agent of social change at the personal, relational, and institutional levels. In this view designers are not journeymen workers directed by management, but act in purposeful, value based ways with ethical knowledge, in social relationships…

  19. Instructional Supervision: Dollars and Sense

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    Krajewski, Robert J.

    1977-01-01

    Definitions of supervision and instructional supervision are provided, along with financial and educational rationale for better quality-control of public education through the development and maintenance of an effective instructional improvement program. A suggested supervisory model is described. (MJB)

  20. Ethnographic Analysis of Instructional Method.

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    Brooks, Douglas M.

    1980-01-01

    Instructional methods are operational exchanges between participants within environments that attempt to produce a learning outcome. The classroom teacher's ability to produce a learning outcome is the measure of instructional competence within that learning method. (JN)