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  1. 17 CFR 257.1 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...) PRESERVATION AND DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS OF REGISTERED PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANIES AND OF MUTUAL AND SUBSIDIARY SERVICE COMPANIES § 257.1 General instructions. (a) Scope of regulations. The General Instructions and Schedule apply to any holding company, except an electric or gas utility company, registered as...

  2. General Systems Theory and Instructional Design.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Salisbury, David F.

    The use of general systems theory in the field of instructional systems design (ISD) is explored in this paper. Drawing on work by Young, the writings of 12 representative ISD writers and researchers were surveyed to determine the use of 60 general systems theory concepts by the individual authors. The average number of concepts used by these…

  3. 46 CFR 232.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... ACTIVITIES UNIFORM FINANCIAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS § 232.2 General instructions. (a) Use of generally... interpretation letter. (2) A contractor who has a question of financial accounting or reporting procedure pending... accepted accounting principles (promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the...

  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. 49 CFR 250.5 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false General instructions. 250.5 Section 250.5..., DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GUARANTEE OF CERTIFICATES OF TRUSTEES OF RAILROADS IN REORGANIZATION § 250.5... (49 U.S.C. 20a) in relation to the issuance of Trustee certificates....

  6. 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...

  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. ACT and General Cognitive Ability

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  9. 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)...

  10. How "Focusing Phenomena" in the Instructional Environment Support Individual Students' Generalizations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lobato, Joanne; Ellis, Amy Burns; Munoz, Ricardo

    2003-01-01

    Investigates a way of connecting the classroom instructional environment with individual students' generalization. Advances focusing phenomena, regularities in the ways in which teachers, students, artifacts, and curricular materials act to direct attention toward certain mathematical properties over others. Conducts an empirical study on slope…

  11. 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...

  12. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... natural gas company intends to reflect costs in a current, pending, or future rate case, or if a natural..., 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...

  13. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 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 the..., DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACCOUNTS, NATURAL GAS ACT PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES §...

  14. 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,…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.…

  16. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... relationship at the inception of the hedge that details the risk management objective and strategy for... accounts, customer service and informational, sales, and general and administrative expenses. (2) In... credited to Account 254, with subsequent recognition in income when reductions in charges to...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)…

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 14 CFR 298.60 - General reporting instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false General reporting instructions. 298.60 Section 298.60 Aeronautics and Space OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS FOR AIR TAXI AND COMMUTER AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS...

  4. 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)

  5. General Metal Trades Book I. Units of Instruction. Teacher's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This teacher's guide provides instructional materials for a 10-unit course in the General Metal Trades program. Each unit includes most or all of these basic components: performance objectives (unit and specific objectives), suggested teaching activities (a sheet outlining steps to follow to accomplish specific objectives), information sheets,…

  6. Critical Comments on the General Model of Instructional Communication

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walton, Justin D.

    2014-01-01

    This essay presents a critical commentary on McCroskey et al.'s (2004) general model of instructional communication. In particular, five points are examined which make explicit and problematize the meta-theoretical assumptions of the model. Comments call attention to the limitations of the model and argue for a broader approach to…

  7. 15 CFR 748.6 - General instructions for license applications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false General instructions for license applications. 748.6 Section 748.6 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade... digits, is for use by BIS when processing applications, and by applicants when communicating with...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  9. 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....

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 29 CFR 4.104 - What the Act provides, generally.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true What the Act provides, generally. 4.104 Section 4.104 Labor Office of the Secretary of Labor LABOR STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL SERVICE CONTRACTS Application of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act Introductory § 4.104 What the Act provides, generally. The...

  16. 29 CFR 794.1 - General scope of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Act, is a Federal statute of general application which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay and child labor requirements that apply as provided in the Act. All employees whose employment...

  17. Good Instructional Leadership: Principals' Actions to Increase Composite ACT School Scores

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Xu, Bo; Liu, Dongfang

    2016-01-01

    Due to increased college admission requirements and a 20-year flat-lined trend in ACT scores, it is imperative for education leaders across the nation to implement effective strategies to increase ACT composite scores. High school principals, as instructional leaders and decision makers, are the major stakeholders who are vested in the outcomes of…

  18. 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

    ... [Docket No. DHS-2011-0094] Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--017 General Legal.../ ALL--017 General Legal Records System of Records.'' This system will assist attorneys in providing..., Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must...

  19. 77 FR 70792 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-004 General Information Technology...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-27

    ... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-004 General... Homeland Security system of records notice titled, Department of Homeland Security/ALL-004 General..., Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket...

  20. The effect of lab based instruction on ACT science scores

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hamilton, Michelle

    Standardized tests, although unpopular, are required for a multitude of reasons. One of these tests is the ACT. The ACT is a college readiness test that many high school juniors take to gain college admittance. Students throughout the United States are unprepared for this assessment. The average high school junior is three points behind twenty-four, the ACT recommended score, for the science section. The science section focuses on reading text and, interpreting graphs, charts, tables and diagrams with an emphasis on experimental design and relationships among variables. For students to become better at interpreting and understanding scientific graphics they must have vast experience developing their own graphics. The purpose of this study was to provide students the opportunity to generate their own graphics to master interpretation of them on the ACT. According to a t-test the results show that students who are continually exposed to creating graphs are able to understand and locate information from graphs at a significantly faster rate.

  1. Generalizations about bacteriology: thermodynamic, open systems, genetic instructions, and evolution.

    PubMed

    Trevors, J T

    2010-05-01

    Biological generalizations about bacteriology are discussed to provide a broad perspective of what we know about bacteria. Bacteriology (and possibly all biology) from an overall perspective can be researched and understood as observations and experimentations on mass and energy, which are themselves the products of evolutionary change for about 3.5-3.9 billion years. All organisms have mass, transform, store and use biochemical energy and obey the most fundamental of all laws--the laws of thermodynamics. Bacteria can be viewed as semi-permeable, thermodynamically open systems of mass, controlled by relatively small amounts of genetic instructions with lower entropy than their higher entropy, surrounding environments. Some fundamental properties describing bacterial life are also presented.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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,…

  3. General Education Teachers' Differentiated Instruction in Elementary Inclusion

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  4. Evaluation of Three Instructional Methods for Teaching General Chemistry.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jackman, Lance E.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Reports on a study designed to determine the relative effectiveness of different instructional approaches on chemistry laboratory achievement. Investigated differences in achievement in spectrophotometry among college freshmen who received either traditional, learning cycle, or computer simulation instruction. Results indicated that students…

  5. Peer Instruction in an Algebra-Based General Physics Course

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Listerman, Thomas W.

    1999-10-01

    We have restructured our algebra-based general physics course to increase peer instruction. For the last three years each lecture has been followed by a recitation class. In recitation class students break up into small groups to work on "study guides" concerning the previous lecture. The recitation instructor is available to answer questions and to provide encouragement. The study guides ask qualitative and quantitative questions to lead students step-by-step through the material. Two completed study guides and a homework assignment are submitted each week for grading and the solutions are available later on the internet. Student surveys show the majority of students have a good attitude about the course, like to work in groups with their friends, and like the ready availability of the instructor for help. Both students and faculty seem to like the more frequent one-to-one contact of this format. We have also noticed that one student in each group tends to ask most of the questions and then "translates" the instructor's response into words the others understand. Lest you think "the millenium has arrived," student performance on multiple-choice tests has not improved markedly, some students strongly resist cooperation with others, and many students still think this is the hardest course they have ever taken.

  6. 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.

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

    PubMed

    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.

  8. 40 CFR 156.144 - Residue removal instructions-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... alternative labeling statements. (e) Exemption for gases. Pesticide products that are gaseous at atmospheric...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES AND DEVICES Container Labeling § 156.144 Residue... section, the label of each pesticide product must include the applicable instructions for...

  9. 40 CFR 156.144 - Residue removal instructions-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... alternative labeling statements. (e) Exemption for gases. Pesticide products that are gaseous at atmospheric...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES AND DEVICES Container Labeling § 156.144 Residue... section, the label of each pesticide product must include the applicable instructions for...

  10. 40 CFR 156.144 - Residue removal instructions-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... alternative labeling statements. (e) Exemption for gases. Pesticide products that are gaseous at atmospheric...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES AND DEVICES Container Labeling § 156.144 Residue... section, the label of each pesticide product must include the applicable instructions for...

  11. 40 CFR 156.144 - Residue removal instructions-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... alternative labeling statements. (e) Exemption for gases. Pesticide products that are gaseous at atmospheric...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES AND DEVICES Container Labeling § 156.144 Residue... section, the label of each pesticide product must include the applicable instructions for...

  12. 40 CFR 156.144 - Residue removal instructions-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... alternative labeling statements. (e) Exemption for gases. Pesticide products that are gaseous at atmospheric...) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDES AND DEVICES Container Labeling § 156.144 Residue... section, the label of each pesticide product must include the applicable instructions for...

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  20. Inspector General Instruction 5018.1: Forms Management Program

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    analysis, design and typography . IGDINST 5018.1 9 a. OF-18, "Recurring Data Analysis Chart," will be used to analyze similar forms to simplify...and Design .................................................................................................. 8 3.4. Forms Subject to the Privacy Act...22 G. Guidelines for Basic Analysis and Design

  1. Comparing General and Special Education Preservice Teachers' Test Performance Using Traditional and Anchored Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Malone, D. Michael; Langone, John

    2005-01-01

    Data comparing the effects of traditional lectures and instruction paired with video anchors on test scores of general education and special education preservice teachers are presented. The sample in both the experimental and control groups included a mixture of preservice teachers including those beginning a general education early childhood…

  2. A Practical Guide to Early Numeracy Instruction for General and Special Educators

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Anderson, Alida

    2013-01-01

    This report summarizes recommendations from NCTM, NRC, CCSSM, NMAP, and IES to guide early numeracy instruction for elementary age students in general and special education classroom settings. We highlight common threads among general and special education research recommendations and provide a numeracy intervention curriculum model connecting…

  3. 29 CFR 1977.3 - General requirements of section 11(c) of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General requirements of section 11(c) of the Act. 1977.3... WILLIAMS-STEIGER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970 General § 1977.3 General requirements of section 11(c) of the Act. Section 11(c) provides in general that no person shall discharge or in...

  4. Teaching Improvisation in the General Music Class. An Instructional Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arnold, Rick

    This guide contains activities for teaching improvisations to a high school general music class. Improvisation is the most unique, and probably the most intimidating factor of jazz. By its very nature improvisation is an extremely personal expression that may indeed be difficult, however by no means impossible to teach. Due to a lack of experience…

  5. General Math 10-12 [Instructional Objectives Exchange].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.

    This collection of 123 objectives and related evaluation items is for general mathematics in grades 10 through 12. The content has been organized into nine major categories: sets; numbers, numerals, and numeration systems; operations and their properties; measurements; per cents; geometry; probability and statistics; logic; and applications and…

  6. 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…

  7. 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...

  8. 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 (1997) theory…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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,…

  10. Implementation of Argument-Driven Inquiry as an Instructional Model in a General Chemistry Laboratory Course

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    Kadayifci, Hakki; Yalcin-Celik, Ayse

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) as an instructional model in a general chemistry laboratory course. The study was conducted over the course of ten experimental sessions with 125 pre-service science teachers. The participants' level of reflective thinking about the ADI activities, changes in their science…

  11. 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…

  12. Does Empathy Predict Instructional Assignment-Related Stress? A Study in Special and General Education Teachers

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    Platsidou, Maria; Agaliotis, Ioannis

    2017-01-01

    The role of empathy in the teaching profession has been vastly investigated in relation to its effect on students, but research on how teachers' empathy affects their own well-being at work is limited. This study investigated empathy and instructional assignment-related stress factors of primary school teachers serving in general or special…

  13. Incorporating AAC and General Instructional Strategies in Requesting Interventions: A Case Study in Down Syndrome

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    Lanter, Elizabeth; Russell, Sharon D.; Kuriakose, Annu; Blevins, Kasey E.

    2016-01-01

    This article provides clinicians and educators a useful conceptualization of general instructional strategies often used to promote the performance of requests in children with developmental disabilities, and which can be applied in interventions that utilize augmentative and alternative communication. A case study illustrates the specialized…

  14. Interactions of Field Independence and General Reasoning with Inductive Instruction in Mathematics.

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    McLeod, Douglas B.; Briggs, John T.

    1980-01-01

    The interaction of two aptitude variables, field independence and general reasoning, with treatments that differed in sequence of instruction, was investigated using either an inductive or deductive appraoch to the learning of properties of equivalence relations. Significant interactions were found. (Author/MK)

  15. 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…

  16. Learning-Related Behaviors: Small Group Reading Instruction in the General Education Classroom

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    Weiss, Stacy L.

    2013-01-01

    Supplemental small group reading instruction is frequently provided in the general education setting to struggling students at elementary schools that use response to intervention frameworks. Although building reading proficiency is the main focus of the intervention, students' learning-related behaviors should also be addressed to improve…

  17. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

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    2013-07-01

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  18. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  19. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  20. 32 CFR 728.51 - General provisions-the “Economy Act.”

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    2014-07-01

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  1. 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...

  2. 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…

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

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    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.

  4. Instructional Practices of Teachers in General Education Classrooms & Gifted Resource Rooms: Development and Validation of the Instructional Practice Questionnaire

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    Hong, Eunsook; Greene, Mary T.; Higgins, Kyle

    2006-01-01

    An instrument to measure teachers' instructional practices, the Instructional Practice Questionnaire, was developed and validated in three phases. The questionnaires focused on three domains of instructional practices: cognitive, interpersonal, and interpersonal. First, an initial questionnaire was developed for a pilot study, and data were…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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... ASSISTANCE INDIAN COUNTRY: AIR QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Tribal Authority § 49.3 General Tribal Clean... manner as States with respect to all provisions of the Clean Air Act and implementing regulations,...

  8. 40 CFR 49.3 - General Tribal Clean Air Act authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  9. 40 CFR 49.3 - General Tribal Clean Air Act authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  10. 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... ASSISTANCE INDIAN COUNTRY: AIR QUALITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Tribal Authority § 49.3 General Tribal Clean... manner as States with respect to all provisions of the Clean Air Act and implementing regulations,...

  11. 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:

  12. 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:

  13. 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:

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Adaptive Decision Aiding in Computer-Assisted Instruction: Adaptive Computerized Training System (ACTS)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-09-01

    CATALOG NUMBERTechnical Report 475%; , ADAPTIVE DECISION &IDING IN OMPUTER-ASSISTED *JECHNICAL REPOT INSTRUCTION: ADAPTIVE COMPUTERIZED TRAINING )16...alternative. For example, in auto maintenance, the mechanic is trained to adjust the dis- tributor with a "feeler" guage or a dwell tachometer . He

  18. Direct Instruction.

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    Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

    This paper provides an overview of Direct Instruction, an intensive instructional method for grades K-6 based on the theory that learning can be greatly accelerated if instructional presentations are clear, rule out likely misinterpretations and facilitate generalizations. Over 50 instructional programs have been developed based on this…

  19. 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

    2012-05-01

    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 procedure, no literature has examined the efficacy of embedded instructional procedures to teach more complex chained behaviors. To date, all research on embedding instruction in general education settings has focused on teaching discrete skills. This study compares instruction of embedded total task chains with more traditional (one-on-one massed trials in special education setting) instructional procedures for teaching behavioral chains. The chains targeted for instruction were selected by state core educational needs and functional skill development.

  20. Adaptive Decision Aiding in Computer-Assisted Instruction: Adaptive Computerized Training System (ACTS).

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    Hopf-Weichel, Rosemarie; And Others

    This report describes results of the first year of a three-year program to develop and evaluate a new Adaptive Computerized Training System (ACTS) for electronics maintenance training. (ACTS incorporates an adaptive computer program that learns the student's diagnostic and decision value structure, compares it to that of an expert, and adapts the…

  1. 78 FR 32375 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  2. 77 FR 20790 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  3. 78 FR 38692 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  4. 78 FR 32375 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  5. 76 FR 17109 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Extension for...

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  7. 75 FR 34687 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  8. 78 FR 37209 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  10. 75 FR 15684 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  11. 76 FR 16614 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  12. 77 FR 43809 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  13. 78 FR 21913 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  14. 78 FR 32374 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  15. 76 FR 65181 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  18. 75 FR 67083 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  1. 77 FR 65534 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  5. 75 FR 31420 - Magnuson Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  16. Privacy Act of 1974; report of altered system of records and new routine uses Privacy Act instructions--SSA.

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    1984-08-28

    In accordance with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)), we are issuing public notice of our intent to make changes to the system of records entitled "Master Beneficiary Record (MBR), 09-60-0090." These changes are prompted by implementation of provisions of Public Law (P.L.) 98-21 (the Social Security Admendments of 1983, hereinafter referred to as the Amendments). We are amending the categories of individuals covered by the MBR to include individuals (nonclaimants) whose former spouses apply for or receive benefits based on their earnings and the categories of records in the MBR to includes data relating to the amount of tax withheld on the benefits of nonresident aliens. Additionally, we are proposing to establish new routine uses of MBR data in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3). The proposed routine uses provide for disclosure to the Department of the Treasury for determining the Federal tax liability on Social Security benefits and, as necessary, to deposit in the Social Security Trust Funds the tax withheld on the benefits of nonresident aliens. We also are making minor revisions to the MBR notice. We invite public comments on this publication.

  17. 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…

  18. 75 FR 82042 - Office of Inspector General; Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of the Office of Inspector General...

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    ... also changed the name of HUD/OIG-6, Autoinvestigation of the Office of Inspector General to HUD/OIG-6... consolidation also updates routine use 9 due to legislation (IG Reform Act of 2008) enacted in 2008 changing the... changes. In accordance with section 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) and the Office of Management and Budget Circular...

  19. 45 CFR 90.42 - What responsibilities do recipients and agencies have generally to ensure compliance with the Act?

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    2010-10-01

    ... have generally to ensure compliance with the Act? 90.42 Section 90.42 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF....42 What responsibilities do recipients and agencies have generally to ensure compliance with the Act... compliance with the Age Discrimination Act and shall take steps to eliminate violations of the Act....

  20. 29 CFR 71.50 - General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy Act.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy....50 General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy Act. (a) The following systems of records are eligible for exemption under 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) because they are maintained by a component...

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Is Teacher Knowledge Associated with Performance? On the Relationship between Teachers' General Pedagogical Knowledge and Instructional Quality

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    König, Johannes; Pflanzl, Barbara

    2016-01-01

    Researchers have identified general pedagogical knowledge (GPK) as a relevant category of teacher knowledge. However, hardly any study has examined the relationship between GPK of teachers and the instructional quality delivered to their students. This article therefore investigates the relationship between teachers' GPK assessed via a…

  4. 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…

  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. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

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    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Miscellaneous instructions. 38.4 Section 38.4 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCESSIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional...

  7. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Miscellaneous instructions. 38.4 Section 38.4 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCESSIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional...

  8. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Miscellaneous instructions. 38.4 Section 38.4 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCESSIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional...

  9. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

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    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Miscellaneous instructions. 38.4 Section 38.4 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCESSIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional...

  10. 49 CFR 38.4 - Miscellaneous instructions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Miscellaneous instructions. 38.4 Section 38.4 Transportation Office of the Secretary of Transportation AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCESSIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES General § 38.4 Miscellaneous instructions. (a) Dimensional...

  11. 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…

  12. Title II Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 89-10) as Amended. Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1972, School Library Resources, Textbooks, and Other Instructional Materials.

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    Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

    Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 (Public Law 89-10) as amended, provides direct Federal assistance for the acquisition of school library resources, textbooks, and other instructional materials for the use of children and teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools. Its purpose is to improve…

  13. 77 FR 13388 - Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration; Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program

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    ... Consent Cancellation; Food Security Act of 1985, Implementation; Denial of Benefits; and Ineligibility for... remove Subpart C--General Administrative Regulations; Mutual Consent Cancellation and Subpart F--Food... quality of the human environment, health, or safety. Therefore, neither an Environmental Assessment nor...

  15. 43 CFR 2320.2 - General determinations under the Federal Power Act.

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    ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Withdrawals § 2320.2 General determinations under the Federal Power Act. (a) On April 22, 1922, the Federal Power Commission (as predecessor to the Federal Energy... use for such purposes have been applied for or authorized under appropriate laws of the United...

  16. 21 CFR 860.130 - General procedures under section 513(e) of the act.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false General procedures under section 513(e) of the act. 860.130 Section 860.130 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES MEDICAL DEVICE CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES Reclassification §...

  17. 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…

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  20. 75 FR 19938 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

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  1. Effects of preparatory and action planning instructions on situation-specific and general fruit and snack intake.

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    de Bruijn, Gert-Jan; Nguyen, Minh Hao; Rhodes, Ryan E; van Osch, Liesbeth

    2017-01-01

    Evidence to date suggests heterogeneity in the effects of implementation intentions on health behaviour, including diet. Additional variables and study designs may impact on their effectiveness. Preparatory action, such as making sure fruits are available for consumption, may be an important additional variable. Likewise, most implementation intention research has focused on changes in general intake, yet implementation intention instructions typically require participants to consider behaviour in specific situations. Little is known on how implementation intentions impact situation-specific intake. The present study sought to add to the evidence base by comparing (1) the effects of action planning instructions versus preparatory planning instructions on (2) both situation-specific (as formulated in the implementation intention instruction) and general intake of fruits and in-between meal snack intake frequency. Fruit intake was assessed in average pieces per day, whereas snacking intake was assessed as average frequency in days per week. Using non-probability sampling, 243 undergraduate students who intended to have a healthy diet were randomized to either a standard information control condition, an action planning condition, or a preparatory planning condition. Planning manipulations were based on previous work. Two weeks later, general and situation-specific intake was assessed again in 181 participants. Data were analysed using 2 (time) x 3 (conditions) analyses of variance. Results showed that both planning manipulations were successful in decreasing snack intake frequency in the specified situation, with larger effect sizes for the action planning condition than for the preparatory planning condition. No effects were found on general snack intake frequency or fruit intake. Future planning interventions should more explicitly compare changes in situational and general intake, as well as simultaneously assessed decreases in unhealthy intake and increases in

  2. Generalized polarization force acting on dust grains in a dusty plasma

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    Bentabet, Karima; Mayout, Saliha; Tribeche, Mouloud

    2017-01-01

    The polarization force acting on dust particles in a dusty plasma is revisited within the theoretical framework of the Tsallis statistical mechanics. The generalized nonextensive polarization force expression is derived. As application, the modifications arising in the propagation of dust-acoustic solitary waves, and dust sheath formation are analyzed. Our results should be of wide relevance to explain and interpret the sheath formation and its structure in nonequilibrium plasmas related process such as surface treatments and ion implantation.

  3. Exploiting Parallelism in Geometry Processing with General Purpose Processors and Floating-Point SIMD Instructions

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    2005-01-01

    a 4-issue dynamically scheduled processor that can issue at most 2 floating - point operations. In comparison, an 8-issue processor, ignoring cycle time...then doubling only the floating - point issue width of a 4-issue processor with SIMD instructions gives the best performance among the architectural

  4. 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…

  5. 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)

  6. 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.…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 17 CFR 210.3-03 - Instructions to income statement requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940, INVESTMENT ADVISERS ACT OF 1940, AND ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 1975 General Instructions As to... previously been filed with the Commission or otherwise made public. (d) Any unaudited interim...

  10. 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…

  11. [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.

  12. 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.

  13. Considerations for the use of short-acting opioids in general anesthesia.

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    Mandel, Jeff E

    2014-02-01

    Anesthesiologists play a critical role in facilitating a positive perioperative experience and early recovery for patients. Depending on the kind of procedure or surgery, a wide variety of agents and techniques are currently available to anesthesiologists to administer safe and efficacious anesthesia. Notably, the fast-track or ambulatory surgery environment requires the use of agents that enable rapid induction, maintenance, and emergence combined with minimal adverse effects. Short-acting opioids demonstrate a safe and rapid onset/offset of effect; that short effect is both predictable and precise. It also ensures easier titration and reduced or rapidly reversed side effects. Due to their distinct pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, and, in one case, rapid extra-hepatic clearance of remifentanil, these agents have several applications in general anesthesia.

  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…

  15. On the Generalization of Relative Clause Instruction in the Acquisition of English as a Second Language.

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    Eckman, Fred R.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    A study of English as a second language students' generalization of second-language learning showed that maximal generalization of learning took place from structures that were typologically more marked to those structures that were typologically less marked, and not the reverse. (Author/CB)

  16. An Experimental Analysis of Reading Interventions: Generalization Across Instructional Strategies, Time, and Passages

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    Bonfiglio, Christine M.; Daly, Edward J., III; Martens, Brian K.; Lin, Lan-Hsiang Rachel; Corsaut, Stacy

    2004-01-01

    This study examined the generalized effects of three treatment conditions (performance based, skill based, and a combination of the two) on oral reading fluency by an elementary school student. Results indicated equal effectiveness of all treatments, maintenance, and possible evidence of generalization across passages.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  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. Reform in a General Chemistry Laboratory: How Do Students Experience Change in the Instructional Approach?

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    Chopra, I.; O'Connor, J.; Pancho, R.; Chrzanowski, M.; Sandi-Urena, S.

    2017-01-01

    This qualitative study investigated the experience of a cohort of students exposed consecutively to two substantially different environments in their General Chemistry Laboratory programme. To this end, the first semester in a traditional expository programme was followed by a semester in a cooperative, problem-based, multi-week format. The focus…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  5. Use of Special Vocational Preparation and General Education Development Job Data by Instructional Institutions. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lawson, William H.

    The study reviewed the application of General Education Development (GED) and Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) data (as categorized by the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles"--DOT) to educational institutions, manpower agencies, and private foundations in curriculum development, area planning, management information systems, and…

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  7. 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

  8. General Labour Code (Act No. 2 of 1986), 5 April 1986. [Selected provisions].

    PubMed

    1989-01-01

    Guinea-Bissau's General Labor Code, Act No. 2 of 1986, requires that employers adopt non-discriminatory procedures in dealing with their employees, disallowing discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, religion, political ideology or inclination, or on whether or not an employee is affiliated to a worker's union. Women are guaranteed equality with men in work opportunity and employment treatment; they are assured access to any type of job, profession, or position which does not pose any potential or actual threat to their genetic functioning. Additional legislation shall establish the conditions and prohibitions for contracting woman for heavy labor, for jobs performed under insalubrious conditions, for underground work, and for other types of jobs which might endanger a woman's genetic functioning. Job offers must not discriminate, unless the restrictions or specifications are essential to the nature of the job, rendering the job qualitatively differentiable when performed by a man or a woman. The employer must ensure that female workers have the same job opportunity and treatment for professional training and career development. Different specific job categories may not be created for men and women if a woman's salary is inferior to that of a man performing equivalent work in a corresponding professional category. Protection during pregnancy and delivery guarantees a woman the right to decline medically inadvisable tasks without loss of wages; to decline overtime work; to be absent from work when necessary for maternal medical care without loss of wages; to interrupt daily work to nurse her children for 1 hour or 2 for half-hour periods for up to 1 year without the loss of wages. Every female employee has the right to 60 days pregnancy and maternity leave, without loss of wages, for whatever clinical type of delivery, including for still births and for births where the infant died shortly thereafter.

  9. 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....

  10. 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....

  11. 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....

  12. 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....

  13. 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

    ... elections in the language of certain ``language minority groups'' in addition to English. The rule reflects... English in the electoral process, was added to the Voting Rights Act in 1975, and was amended and extended... provisions of the Act to use languages in addition to English in the electoral process, was added to...

  14. Linking Assessment to Instruction in Your Classroom: Mathematics Guide to EXPLORE, PLAN, and the ACT Assessment. Edition 1.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.

    In the early 1980s, American College Testing (ACT) saw a need for a system that would respond to the planning and assessment needs of students, parents, teachers, and administrators, and conducted an extensive review of what was being taught in American schools from grade 7 through college-sophomore level in order to identify the important…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. Effects of Instruction in an Assignment Completion Strategy on the Homework Performance of Students with Learning Disabilities in General Education Classes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hughes, Charles A.; Ruhl, Kathy L.; Schumaker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D.

    2002-01-01

    A study evaluated the effects of instruction in a comprehensive, independent assignment completion strategy on homework completion rates and the quality of products completed in response to assignments given in general education classrooms. Eight of nine students mastered use of the strategy and their homework completion rates and products…

  17. 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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  19. Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty. Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) [machine-readable data file].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    VSE Corp., Alexandria, VA.

    The "Faculty Salary Survey" machine-readable data file (MRDF) is one component of the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS). It contains data about salaries, tenure, and fringe benefits for full-time instructional faculty from over 3,000 institutions of higher education located in the United States and its outlying areas.…

  20. Initiatives to Advance Computer-Assisted Instruction. Report of the Joint Subcommittee to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. House Document No. 34.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lambert, Benjamin J., III; And Others

    A study authorized by the General Assembly of Virginia during the 1983 session examined the specific education and training strategies that the state should pursue to meet the demands of technological advancements. Information was gathered concerning instructional computing, computer science programs, the needs of local school divisions,…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  2. 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.

  3. 75 FR 81849 - Office of the Attorney General; Applicability of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-29

    ... Order No. 3239-2010] RIN 1105-AB22 Office of the Attorney General; Applicability of the Sex Offender... the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, title I of Public Law 109-248, apply to all sex offenders, including sex offenders convicted of the offense for which registration is required before...

  4. 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…

  5. Rational-Emotive, Self-Instructional, and Behavioral Assertion Training: Enhancing the Generalization and Maintenance of Treatment Gains.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carmody, Timothy P.

    A sample of 63 subassertive adults participated in four 90-minute sessions of group assertion training. The treatment components of challenging maladaptive cognitions and learning self-instructions were examined by comparing Rational-Emotive, Self-Instructional, and Behavioral Assertion Training. A delayed-treatment control group was also…

  6. 29 CFR 71.50 - General exemptions pursuant to subsection (j) of the Privacy Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...-45 ( Investigative Files of the Office of Labor-Management Standards), a system of records maintained...) DOL/OIG-2 (Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Records), a system of records maintained by the OIG. (4... (Investigative Case Tracking Systems/Audit Information Reporting Systems, USDOL/OIG), a system of...

  7. 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...

  8. National Association of Attorneys General Model Solicitation Act: Its Origin and Impact on Colleges and Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Suffern, Kevin A.

    1988-01-01

    The National Association of Attorneys' Model Solicitation Act, which covers college and university fund-raising and has been used for state legislation, is discussed. Its origins and basic concepts, impact on institutions, and reasons for eliminating college and university exemption are examined. (MSE)

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  10. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 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...

  11. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 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...

  12. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 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...

  13. 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

  14. Privacy Act System of Records: Office of the Inspector General AutoAudit, EPA-50

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Learn more about the Office of the Inspector General AutoAudit System, including who is covered in the system, the purpose of data collection, routine uses for the system's records, and other security procedures.

  15. 78 FR 42149 - Privacy Act; System of Records: State-53, Office of Inspector General Investigation Management...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-15

    ...: Office of Inspector General Investigation Management System. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified... numbers, Social Security numbers, account numbers and other personal identifiers. AUTHORITY FOR... Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, foreign or international agency, or other public authority...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  18. 38 CFR 14.600 - Federal Tort Claims Act-general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... LEGAL SERVICES, GENERAL COUNSEL, AND MISCELLANEOUS CLAIMS Federal Tort Claims § 14.600 Federal Tort... the Under Secretary for Health, the Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Directors, and VA Medical Facility Directors; with respect to any claim for $2,500 or...

  19. 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...

  20. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 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 1208... means, as appropriate for meaningful disclosure in the circumstances: (1) By individual country; (2)...

  1. 17 CFR 229.1201 - (Item 1201) General instructions to oil and gas industry-specific disclosures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 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 1208... means, as appropriate for meaningful disclosure in the circumstances: (1) By individual country; (2)...

  2. 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:

  3. Instructional Leadership Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

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

    2010-04-28

    05/27/2010 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:

  4. An extracytoplasmic function sigma factor acts as a general stress response regulator in Sinorhizobium meliloti.

    PubMed

    Sauviac, Laurent; Philippe, Heinui; Phok, Kounthéa; Bruand, Claude

    2007-06-01

    Sinorhizobium meliloti genes transcriptionally up-regulated after heat stress, as well as upon entry into stationary phase, were identified by microarray analyses. Sixty stress response genes were thus found to be up-regulated under both conditions. One of them, rpoE2 (smc01506), encodes a putative extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factor. We showed that this sigma factor controls its own transcription and is activated by various stress conditions, including heat and salt, as well as entry into stationary phase after either carbon or nitrogen starvation. We also present evidence that the product of the gene cotranscribed with rpoE2 negatively regulates RpoE2 activity, and we therefore propose that it plays the function of anti-sigma factor. By combining transcriptomic, bioinformatic, and quantitative reverse transcription-PCR analyses, we identified 44 RpoE2-controlled genes and predicted the number of RpoE2 targets to be higher. Strikingly, more than one-third of the 60 stress response genes identified in this study are RpoE2 targets. Interestingly, two genes encoding proteins with known functions in stress responses, namely, katC and rpoH2, as well as a second ECF-encoding gene, rpoE5, were found to be RpoE2 regulated. Altogether, these data suggest that RpoE2 is a major global regulator of the general stress response in S. meliloti. Despite these observations, and although this sigma factor is well conserved among alphaproteobacteria, no in vitro nor in planta phenotypic difference from the wild-type strain could be detected for rpoE2 mutants. This therefore suggests that other important actors in the general stress response have still to be identified in S. meliloti.

  5. 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 1954; opinion of the General Counsel. 8.1 Section 8.1 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION INTERPRETATIONS § 8.1 Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the...

  6. 10 CFR 8.1 - Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the General Counsel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the General Counsel. 8.1 Section 8.1 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION INTERPRETATIONS § 8.1 Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the...

  7. 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 1954; opinion of the General Counsel. 8.1 Section 8.1 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION INTERPRETATIONS § 8.1 Interpretation of section 152 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; opinion of the...

  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, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a... Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) PRIVACY PROGRAM DOD PRIVACY PROGRAM Pt. 310, App. D Appendix D to Part 310—Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or...

  9. 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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  10. On the ability to inhibit thought and action: general and special theories of an act of control.

    PubMed

    Logan, Gordon D; Van Zandt, Trisha; Verbruggen, Frederick; Wagenmakers, Eric-Jan

    2014-01-01

    Response inhibition is an important act of control in many domains of psychology and neuroscience. It is often studied in a stop-signal task that requires subjects to inhibit an ongoing action in response to a stop signal. Performance in the stop-signal task is understood as a race between a go process that underlies the action and a stop process that inhibits the action. Responses are inhibited if the stop process finishes before the go process. The finishing time of the stop process is not directly observable; a mathematical model is required to estimate its duration. Logan and Cowan (1984) developed an independent race model that is widely used for this purpose. We present a general race model that extends the independent race model to account for the role of choice in go and stop processes, and a special race model that assumes each runner is a stochastic accumulator governed by a diffusion process. We apply the models to 2 data sets to test assumptions about selective influence of capacity limitations on drift rates and strategies on thresholds, which are largely confirmed. The model provides estimates of distributions of stop-signal response times, which previous models could not estimate. We discuss implications of viewing cognitive control as the result of a repertoire of acts of control tailored to different tasks and situations.

  11. 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:

  12. Instructional Psychology 1976 - 1981,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-06-01

    more general psychologically oriented areas that cut across subject-matter categories. Background A large mount of research effort in recent years...our chapter by taking note of some general works which have contributed to the definition of the field of instructional psychology , the description of...more than minimally successful. Although we were able to verify a general awareness that instructional psychology has widespread applicability to

  13. INSTRUCTIONS GOVERNING THE TESTING OF NE. MEDICINES IN BULGARIA: INSTRUCTION NO. 4311

    DTIC Science & Technology

    TRANSLATIONS OF FOREIGN RESEARCH ON: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TESTING OF NEW DRUGS INCLUDING GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, PHARMACEUTICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL TESTS, CLINICAL TESTS AND TESTS UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

  14. 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...

  15. Predicting Scores on the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) General Examinations from Scores Earned on the American College Test (ACT) Assessment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nimmer, Donald N.; Shakiba-Nejad, Hadi

    The study was conducted to provide formulae by which College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) General Examination scores may be predicted from scores earned on the American College Test (ACT) Assessment. Five basic areas of liberal arts achievement are measured by the CLEP General Examinations: English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural…

  16. Policy for Instructional Video.

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    Lipson, Joseph I.

    An examination of the general uses of video in instruction helps to formulate appropriate policy for maximizing video production and use. Wide use of instructional television makes advanced knowledge more usable and increases public awareness of new discoveries, reduces the time lag between conception and application of ideas which change society,…

  17. 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:…

  18. The Higher Education Act of 1965 (P.L. 89-329) as Amended Title VI, Part-A, Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

    This document presents data on Federal grants awarded to institutions of higher education during fiscal year 1972. Grant information are broken down into monies awarded for laboratory and other special equipment, materials and related minor remodeling; closed-circuit television equipment, materials and minor remodeling for direct instruction;…

  19. Syllabus: Education 360, Instructional Strategies.

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    Herrscher, Barton R.

    This syllabus for an 11-unit course of instruction is designed to prepare effective junior college teachers, counselors, and administrators, though its content can be generalized to all institutions concerned with systematic approaches to instruction. The specification of instructional objectives in terms of observable (and thus evaluable) student…

  20. Individualized Instruction Using Computer Techniques

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    Castleberry, S.; Lagowski, J. J.

    1970-01-01

    Explains how computer-based instructional techniques are being used to individualize general chemistry instruction. After describing the computer equipment and language used, author describes simulated experiments and computer programmed drill exercises. Outlines fifteen topics programmed for instruction. Comparisons were made between experimental…

  1. Analyzing Cooperative Learning and Direct Instruction for Students with High Functioning Autism in a General Education Classroom

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    Johnson, Monique

    2014-01-01

    Students with high-functioning autism (HFA) often have high anxiety levels and poor social skills, and general education teachers may lack the specialized training needed for this population of students. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate teachers' perceptions about the direct teaching and the cooperative learning…

  2. Interaction of Spatial Visualization and General Reasoning Abilities with Instructional Treatment in Quadratic Inequalities: A Further Investigation

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    Eastman, Phillip M.; Carry, L. Ray

    1975-01-01

    Subjects were randomly assigned to a deductively structured verbal-symbolic-numeric treatment or an inductively structured verbal-spatial-numeric treatment for a unit on quadratic inequalities. Success on the deductive symbolic approach was associated with general reasoning ability; success on the inductive spatial approach was associated with…

  3. 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…

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

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    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.

  5. 77 FR 42796 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Statement of General Routine Uses; Notice of...

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    ... person or entity acting on behalf of DOT when the disclosure is necessary to accomplish a DOT function... the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108- 458) and Executive Order... others to assist it in performing the functions and activities that gave rise to the system of...

  6. Analyzing Classroom Instruction in Reading.

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    Rutherford, William L.

    A method for analyzing instructional techniques employed during reading group instruction is reported, and the characteristics of the effective reading teacher are discussed. Teaching effectiveness is divided into two categories: (1) how the teacher acts and interacts with children on a personal level and (2) how the teacher performs his…

  7. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 310 - Provisions of the Privacy Act From Which a General or Specific Exemption May Be Claimed

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    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 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 of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) PRIVACY PROGRAM DOD PRIVACY PROGRAM...

  8. Supplemental instruction in chemistry

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    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.

  9. 18 CFR 1309.10 - What general responsibilities do recipients and TVA have to ensure compliance with the Act?

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    2012-04-01

    ... maintain records, provide information, and afford TVA access to its records to the extent required by TVA... attempt to secure a recipient's compliance with the Act by voluntary means, to the fullest...

  10. 18 CFR 1309.10 - What general responsibilities do recipients and TVA have to ensure compliance with the Act?

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    2013-04-01

    ... maintain records, provide information, and afford TVA access to its records to the extent required by TVA... attempt to secure a recipient's compliance with the Act by voluntary means, to the fullest...

  11. of Instruction

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    Roueche, John E.; Herrscher, Barton R.

    1970-01-01

    Of all the new approaches to junior college instruction, those that are student-centered and learning- oriented appear most promising. These approaches are often typified by teaching strategies that include individualized instruction, the specification of goals and objectives, and the use of instructional media. (JO)

  12. General correction to initial rates determined for nonprocessive exo-depolymerases acting on both substrate and product

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    We recently reported on the kinetics of the polygalacturonase TtGH28 acting on trimer and dimer substrates. When the starting substrate for hydrolysis is the trimer, the product dimer is also subject to hydrolysis, resulting in discrepancies when either the concentration of dimer or monomer product ...

  13. 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 RMP data…

  14. Archery: A Planning Guide for Group and Individual Instruction.

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    American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.

    This instructor's manual for group or individual instruction in archery includes line drawings as illustrations. The manual advances from facilities to beginning instruction and general instructional practices (safety tips, instructional aids, archery etiquette) to intermediate instruction (discussions of causes of faulty arrow flight, analysis of…

  15. Office of Inspector General report on audit of work force restructuring under Section 3161 of the National Defense Authorization Act

    SciTech Connect

    1997-05-01

    As authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal year 1993, Department of Energy (Department) policy is to provide educational assistance to terminated contractor employees who were impacted by the Department`s downsizing. A terminated employee is anyone who voluntarily or involuntarily departs due to a reduction in employment under a Departmental restructuring plan. The objectives of the audit were to determine if the Department provided (1) reasonable means for terminated contractor employees to obtain training to qualify for new employment and (2) reasonable compensation to southern Nevada for any impact the Department`s downsizing had on the community.

  16. Designing Instruction

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    Herrscher, Barton R.

    1977-01-01

    Clearly stated learning objectives, a variety of learning activities, and units small enough for students to manage well are some of the crucial requirements for instructing developmental students. The model described depicts a typical systems design applied to instruction. (Author/LBH)

  17. 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…

  18. Guanidinium groups act as general-acid catalysts in phosphoryl transfer reactions: a two-proton inventory on a model system.

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    Piatek, Anna M; Gray, Mark; Anslyn, Eric V

    2004-08-18

    Cleavage/transesterification of phosphodiesters is catalyzed by various acidic groups in solution and with enzymes. General-acid catalysts can transfer protons to the developing phosphorane intermediate, resulting in a monoprotic-monoanionic intermediate, giving the so-called "triester mechanism". Using a proton inventory on a model compound (1) possessing an intramolecular hydrogen bond between a phosphodiester and a guanidinium group, we find that two protons move in the rate-determining step for cleavage/transesterification. In contrast, HPNP shows a single-proton inventory and is a substrate well accepted to react with the movement of only one proton at the transition state. We therefore propose a mechanism for 1 that involves general-acid catalysis by the guanidinium group. This leads one to conclude that other, more acidic groups, such as ammonium and imidazolium, would also act as general-acid catalysts.

  19. 77 FR 49011 - Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery Management...

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    ... Management System--Change in Final Effective Date AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice... of a new system of records for the OGC E-Discovery Management System until after the opportunity for... that announced OGC's intent to establish a new system of records for OGC's E-Discovery...

  20. National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices. 6.0 General Observations: Do You Have Some General Observations About the Whole Process of Diffusion That Would Be Useful to Others Who Are Developers or Users and Who Participate in Either Dissemination or Implementation Activities or Both?

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    Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.

    In this final working paper of the National Seminar on the Diffusion of New Instructional Materials and Practices conference participants make some general observations about the whole process of diffusion that would be useful to others who are developers or users and who participate in dissemination and implementation activities. Consideration is…

  1. Individualizing Instruction: Purpose and Process.

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    Kneer, Marian E.

    The author discusses the benefits of using individualized instructional methods in physical education and describes the various components of the method. General rationale for the implementation of individualized instruction is that subject matter taught is frequently dependent upon the processes provided for learning--if learning does not take…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

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    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.

  5. An Investigation of the Use of Computer-Aided-Instruction in Teaching Students How to Solve Selected Multistep General Chemistry Problems.

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    Grandey, Robert C.

    The development of computer-assisted instructional lessons on the following three topics is discussed: 1) the mole concept and chemical formulas, 2) concentration of solutions and quantities from chemical equations, and 3) balancing equations for oxidation-reduction reactions. Emphasis was placed on developing computer routines which interpret…

  6. 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…

  7. The Opinions of Wisconsin Residents About Educational Goals, Department of Public Instruction Responsibilities, Cost-Cutting Methods and Several General Issues. Bulletin Number 9532.

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    Evans, Francis B.; Harmon, Judson A.

    During the fall of 1976, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) initiated a statewide study of educational needs as they related to the missions of the DPI. Part of this study, called the Statewide Assessment of Educational Needs (SWAN), was a citizens' opinion poll designed to review state-level priorities. Three topics were…

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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    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).

  11. Congressional Testimony: A Look at the Audit Response of the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Beale InvestigationStatement of Bill A. Roderick Acting Inspector General U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of

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    Statement of Bill A. Roderick Acting Inspector General U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives

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

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. State Implementation Plans; General Preamble & Lead (Pb) Addendum for the Implementation of Title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 (57 FR 13498 & 58 FR 67748)

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This page contains a copy of the 1993 & 1993 Federal Register publications of the State Implementation Plans (SIPs); General Preamble & Lead (Pb) Addendum for the Implementation of Title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990.

  15. The General Teaching Model.

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    Miles, David T.; Robinson, Roger E.

    The General Teaching Model is a procedural guide for the design, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of instruction. The Model is considered applicable to all levels of education, all subject matters, and any length of instructional unit. It consists of four components: 1) instructional objectives, 2) pre-assessment, 3) instructional…

  16. 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…

  17. 16 CFR 1508.8 - Assembly instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Assembly instructions. 1508.8 Section 1508.8 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL-SIZE BABY CRIBS § 1508.8 Assembly instructions. (a) Cribs, when shipped other...

  18. 16 CFR 1508.8 - Assembly instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Assembly instructions. 1508.8 Section 1508.8 Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT REGULATIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL-SIZE BABY CRIBS § 1508.8 Assembly instructions. (a) Cribs, when shipped other...

  19. Improving America's Schools Act

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  20. Instructional Coaching

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    Knight, Jim

    2006-01-01

    The number of school districts using instructional coaches is growing at a staggering rate. Coaching is becoming popular, in part, because many educational leaders recognize the old form of professional development, built around traditional in-service sessions for teachers, simply does not affect student achievement. By offering support, feedback,…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 16 CFR 436.6 - Instructions for preparing disclosure documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS CONCERNING FRANCHISING Instructions § 436.6 Instructions for... of the FTC Act for any franchisor to fail to include the information and follow the instructions for... form that permits each prospective franchisee to store, download, print, or otherwise maintain...

  7. 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,"…

  8. 10 CFR 4.92 - Forms and instructions.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Forms and instructions. 4.92 Section 4.92 Energy NUCLEAR... and Title IV of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 Effect on Other Regulations; Forms and Instructions § 4.92 Forms and instructions. The responsible NRC official shall issue and promptly...

  9. Instructional Partners, Principals, Teachers, and Instructional Assistants.

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    Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.

    This handbook examines various topics of interest and concern to teachers as they work with instructional assistants forming a classroom instructional partnership and functioning as a team. These topics include: (1) instructional assistant qualifications; (2) duties--instructional, classroom clerical, auxillary; (3) factors to be considered when…

  10. Remarks by James P. Turner, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, before the First Annual Conference, National Fair Housing Alliance, Washington, D.C.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Turner, James P.

    This speech by an official of the U.S. Department of Justice reports on the steps that the Department is taking through its Civil Rights Division to enforce the new Fair Housing Act Amendments, and discusses how the Act fosters a cooperative interagency approach to enforcement. Between passage of the Act and its effective date of March 12, 1989,…

  11. 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…

  12. Seeking instructional specificity: An example from analogical instruction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  14. 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, Sue Ann; Bates, Paul E.

    1987-01-01

    Nine moderately/severely retarded adolescents and young adults were trained to use coin-operated washing machines using three types of materials: artificial (pictures), simulated (cardboard replicas), and natural (realistic). Most students increased their laundry performance with all three sets of school-based material, but generalization to…

  15. Increasing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in general practice: the Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) cluster randomised controlled trial protocol

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    Mazza, Danielle; Black, Kirsten; Taft, Angela; McGeechan, Kevin; Haas, Marion; Peipert, Jeffery F

    2016-01-01

    Introduction The increased use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as intrauterine devices and hormonal implants, has the potential to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion rates. However, use of LARCs in Australia is very low, despite clinical practice guidance and statements by national and international peak bodies advocating their increased use. This protocol paper describes the Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRojet (ACCORd), a cluster randomised control trial that aims to test whether an educational intervention targeting general practitioners (GPs) and establishing a rapid referral service are a cost-effective means of increasing LARC uptake. Methods and analysis The ACCORd intervention is adapted from the successful US Contraceptive CHOICE study and involves training GPs to provide ‘LARC First’ structured contraceptive counselling to women seeking contraception, and implementing rapid referral pathways for LARC insertion. Letters of invitation will be sent to 600 GPs in South-Eastern Melbourne. Using randomisation stratified by whether the GP inserts LARCs or not, a total of 54 groups will be allocated to the intervention (online ‘LARC First’ training and rapid referral pathways) or control arm (usual care). We aim to recruit 729 women from each arm. The primary outcome will be the number of LARCs inserted; secondary outcomes include the women's choice of contraceptive method and quality of life (Short Form Health Survey, SF-36). The costs and outcomes of the intervention and control will be compared in a cost-effectiveness analysis. Ethics and dissemination The ACCORd study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee: CF14/3990-2014002066 and CF16/188-2016000080. Any protocol modifications will be communicated to Ethics Committee and Trial Registration registry. The authors plan to disseminate trial outcomes through formal academic pathways comprising journal articles, nation and international

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  17. Instructional Software Design Principles.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hazen, Margret

    1985-01-01

    Discusses learner/computer interaction, learner control, sequencing of instructional events, and graphic screen design as effective principles for the design of instructional software, including tutorials. (MBR)

  18. Matching Instructional Design with Vocabulary Instruction

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    Nichols, William Dee; Rupley, William H.

    2004-01-01

    Instructional design is an integral part of a balanced approach to teaching vocabulary instruction. The goal of this paper is to reflect on several lessons using research-based vocabulary strategies, and to present think-alouds that detail the steps in matching instructional design with those strategies in order to reach the learning outcome.…

  19. Sketching a Context for Instructional Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Lone, Richard H.

    Instructional technology has dramatized the need for a complete overhaul of educational systems; tacking on "innovations" will not do. The grip of dead tradition on education must be pried loose. Process, rather than content, should be stressed in learning. The challenge for instructional technology, as for education in general, is to devise an…

  20. A Self-Instructional System in Plastics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)…

  1. 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…

  2. Instructional Technologies in Social Science Instruction in South Africa

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  3. Special Focus: Effective Instruction in Reading. Strategies for Vocabulary Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peters, Ellen, Ed.; Dixon, Robert

    1987-01-01

    Research based suggestions are presented for effective vocabulary instruction strategies, including: learning new labels; learning concepts; and learning to learn meanings. Regardless of the method chosen, it is crucial that students: demonstrate generalization abilities; be given time to learn new material; periodically review what they learn;…

  4. 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.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  5. Brownfields Instructions for Completing Brownsfields Property Profile Form General Instructions

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    As specified in the cooperative agreement terms and conditions, all Assessment, Cleanup, Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), and State and Tribal Section 128(a) (for site-specific work) cooperative agreement recipients must report to EPA as soon as an accomplishmen

  6. Learning procedures from interactive natural language instructions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  7. Preparing for Computer Assisted Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dyer, Charles A.

    The general principles of cumputer operation and the concepts and methods of programing are described in this introductory text aimed at educators with little or no experience in the field of computer-assisted instruction. The principles and practical considerations involved in planning for and implementing the use of the computer in teaching…

  8. Determination of Instructional Leadership Administrators

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Öznacar, Behcet; Osma, Elif

    2016-01-01

    This research, based on observations of teacher candidates in prep school educations and secondary schools the instructional leaders of executive managers who aim at investigating a research study descriptive nature. General screening model is used for the study. The research population in the Near East University in the Faculty of Education,…

  9. Privacy Act

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Learn about the Privacy Act of 1974, the Electronic Government Act of 2002, the Federal Information Security Management Act, and other information about the Environmental Protection Agency maintains its records.

  10. Designing the Instructional Interface.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  11. Field Evaluation of a Mini Learning Resource Aided Instruction System.

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    Attala, Emile E.; Howard, James A.

    Very little work has been done in the broad field of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to exploring the use of a minicomputer as another learning resource in the instructional process. Accordingly a cost-effective Learning Resource Aided Instruction (LRAI) System centered around a Data General NOVA minicomputer augmented with slide…

  12. Strategy Instruction Research in One Knowledge Domain: Algebra.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hutchinson, Nancy

    1989-01-01

    Three studies involving 44 learning-disabled junior high students assessed the impact of strategy instruction in individual, small group, and whole class instruction in one knowledge domain: algebra. The three studies are contrasted, outcome data are compared, and the issue of generality-specificity in strategy instruction is examined. (JDD)

  13. 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…

  14. Computer-assisted instruction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  16. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Contractor Performance and Reporting Controls Were Generally Effective

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-05-10

    Homeowners Assistance; Military Construction; Near Term Energy -Efficient Technologies ; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–Civil Works. The Recovery Act divides...Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization 4,260* Homeowners Assistance 555 Military Construction 2,185 Near Term Energy -Efficient Technologies 300 U.S...programs: Energy Conservation Investment; Facilities Sustainment, 1

  17. Strategy Instruction versus Direct Instruction in the Education of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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    Blik, H.; Harskamp, E. G.; Naayer, H. M.

    2016-01-01

    In the Netherlands, students with intellectual disabilities (ID) attend practical education (PE). Teachers generally use demonstration as a form of direct instruction (DI) and students have difficulty working independently. Strategy instruction (SI) is a question-answer-based method that stimulates students' autonomy by getting them to verbalize…

  18. Instructable autonomous agents. Ph.D. Thesis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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

  19. 14 CFR Section 22 - General Reporting Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... sheet SA (2) NA NA B-7 Airframe and aircraft engine acquisitions and retirements Q NA X X B-12 Statement...-1.1 Statement of operations SA (2) NA NA P-1.2 Statement of operations Q (1) X X P-1(a) Interim...), SA(2) X NA NA P-5.2 Aircraft operating expenses Q NA X X P-6 Operating expenses by...

  20. 17 CFR 257.1 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... behalf of, a company on, among other formats: (i) Micrographic media, including microfilm, microfiche, or any similar medium; or (ii) Electronic storage media, including any digital storage medium or system... may request: (A) A legible, true, and complete copy of the record in the medium and format in which...

  1. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... with the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of discovery of such destruction. (g... regulation, if an oil pipeline company intends to reflect costs in a current, pending, or future rate case... in the next or current rate case. (k) Pending complaint litigation or governmental...

  2. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... with the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of discovery of the destruction. (g) Schedule... periods provided in these regulations, if a public utility or licensee wants to reflect costs in a current... support the costs and adjustments proposed in the current or next rate case. (l) Pending...

  3. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... with the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of discovery of such destruction. (g... regulation, if an oil pipeline company intends to reflect costs in a current, pending, or future rate case... in the next or current rate case. (k) Pending complaint litigation or governmental...

  4. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... with the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of discovery of such destruction. (g... regulation, if an oil pipeline company intends to reflect costs in a current, pending, or future rate case... in the next or current rate case. (k) Pending complaint litigation or governmental...

  5. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... with the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of discovery of the destruction. (g) Schedule... periods provided in these regulations, if a public utility or licensee wants to reflect costs in a current... support the costs and adjustments proposed in the current or next rate case. (l) Pending...

  6. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... with the Commission within ninety (90) days from the date of discovery of the destruction. (g) Schedule... periods provided in these regulations, if a public utility or licensee wants to reflect costs in a current... support the costs and adjustments proposed in the current or next rate case. (l) Pending...

  7. 18 CFR 356.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... spaces, will also prevent unnecessary exposure to deterioration from excessive humidity, dryness, or lack... merged company in accordance with these regulations. (m) Life or mortality study data. Life or mortality study data for depreciation purposes must be retained for 25 years or for 10 years after plant...

  8. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... other hazards and, in the selection of storage spaces, safeguard the records from unnecessary exposure... records unless accounting adjustments resulting from reclassification and original costs studies have been... records. (m) Life or mortality study data. Life or mortality study data for depreciation purposes must...

  9. 18 CFR 225.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... other hazards and, in the selection of storage spaces, safeguard the records from unnecessary exposure... records unless accounting adjustments resulting from reclassification and original costs studies have been... records. (m) Life or mortality study data. Life or mortality study data for depreciation purposes must...

  10. 18 CFR 125.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... part from damage by fire, floods, and other hazards and, in the selection of storage spaces, safeguards... resulting from reclassification and original costs studies have been approved by the regulatory commission... governmental proceedings, it must retain all relevant records. (m) Life or mortality study data. Life...

  11. 18 CFR 368.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... of storage space, safeguard such records from unnecessary exposure to deterioration from excessive... court, or governmental proceedings, it must retain all relevant records. (m) Life or mortality study data. Life or mortality study data for depreciation purposes must be retained for 25 years or for...

  12. 20 CFR 656.10 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... application, the alien can not represent the best interests of U.S. workers in the job opportunity. The alien... seeking U.S. workers for the job opportunity. Therefore, the alien and/or the alien's agent and/or... job opportunities such as that offered the alien, but which do not involve labor certifications....

  13. 14 CFR Section 22 - General Reporting Instructions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... of changes in financial position Q (1) X X B-43 Inventory of airframes and aircraft engines A X X X P... data on schedule No. January 20 P-12(a) January 30 P-1(a) T-100, T-100(f) February 10 2 A, B-1, B-1.1, B-7, B-12, P-1.1, P-1.2, P-2, P-5.1, P-5.2, P-6, P-7, P-10. February 20......

  14. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... accounts. (i) Distribution of pay and expenses of employees. Charges to electric plant, operating expense.... (l) Records for each plant. (1) Separate records shall be maintained by electric plant accounts of the book cost of each plant owned, including additions by the utility to plant leased from others,...

  15. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... accounts. (i) Distribution of pay and expenses of employees. Charges to electric plant, operating expense.... (l) Records for each plant. (1) Separate records shall be maintained by electric plant accounts of the book cost of each plant owned, including additions by the utility to plant leased from others,...

  16. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... accounts. (i) Distribution of pay and expenses of employees. Charges to electric plant, operating expense.... (l) Records for each plant. (1) Separate records shall be maintained by electric plant accounts of the book cost of each plant owned, including additions by the utility to plant leased from others,...

  17. 7 CFR 1767.15 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... accounts. (i) Distribution of pay and expenses of employees. Charges to electric plant, operating expense.... (l) Records for each plant. (1) Separate records shall be maintained by electric plant accounts of the book cost of each plant owned, including additions by the utility to plant leased from others,...

  18. 46 CFR 232.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 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...

  19. 18 CFR 368.2 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... correspondence, not redundant or duplicative of other records retained, needed to explain or verify the... provide for a different record retention period, the records must be retained for the longer of the... of records. The company must provide reasonable protection from damage by fire, flood, and...

  20. 20 CFR 656.10 - General instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... begins work or from the time the alien is admitted to take up the certified employment; (2) The wage... readily read the posted notice on their way to or from their place of employment. Appropriate...

  1. Instructional Systems: Which One?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, A. Maughan

    1970-01-01

    Discusses the mystical aura attached to the notion of a systems approach to instruction, briefly reviews some of the instructional systems which have been advanced, and suggests a method for successful implementation of the process. (LS)

  2. Self-Instruction Training to Increase Academic Performance of Educationally Handicapped Children.

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    Swanson, H. Lee; Scarpati, Stan

    1984-01-01

    In two experiments, self-instruction training for educationally handicapped children consisted of general self-instruction components and explicit instruction in task components. For both experiments the training improved academic performance. It was concluded that successful academic performance occurs when self-instructional statements integrate…

  3. 7 CFR 900.403 - Instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements... Conduct of Referenda in Connection With Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended § 900.403 Instructions. The referendum agent...

  4. Developing Instructional Materials for Business Japanese.

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    Koike, Shohei

    Business Japanese should be the study of Japanese language and culture for business communication and should include values and beliefs and institutional constraints on which the Japanese act as well as business etiquette and terminology. Topics to be covered in instruction will vary depending on the role (seller, buyer, or colleague) played by…

  5. Individualized Systems of Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fletcher, J. D.

    The techniques and effectiveness of systems for adjusting the pace, content, sequence, and style of instruction to fit the needs of individual learners are briefly reviewed. These systems are all designed to function in group instructional settings. They may be separated into print-oriented approaches (programmed instruction, personalized system…

  6. Personalized Systems of Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McGaw, Dickinson

    Personalized systems of instruction (PSI), also called individualized instruction or contingency-managed instruction, were developed in the mid-1960s at the college level by Fred Keller, a reinforcement learning theorist. The Keller plan consists of five features: self-pacing, unit mastery, student tutors, optional motivational lectures, and…

  7. 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,…

  8. Individual Instruction: A Bibliography.

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    Dirr, Peter J.

    The bibliography lists 58 references (1969-74) on individualized instruction. Topics covered include computer assisted instruction, diagnostic teaching, and instructional materials, for handicapped as well as nonhandicapped children. Entries are listed in alphabetical order by author (or source) and usually include name of publisher, date, and…

  9. Speechreading Instruction for Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yoshinaga-Itano, Christine

    1988-01-01

    This holistic approach to speechreading instruction proposes: enhancement of the child's self-motivation, strategy-based instruction, an interactive processing approach that focuses on meaning and psycholinguistic guessing, bisensory instruction, and a hierarchical continuum beginning with easy, successful activities that gradually increase in…

  10. INSTRUCT Coders' Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Friend, Jamesine

    The coding language INSTRUCT is a high-level programing language designed for programing computer-assisted instruction lessons. As it is presently implemented on the PDP-10 computer, a "lesson processor" transforms the INSTRUCT lessons into a numeric code that can be understood by a teaching program called INST. INST controls the…

  11. 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;…

  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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. The Instructional Capacitor

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. 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.

  17. A qualitative study of the instructional behaviors and practices of a dyad of educators in self-contained and inclusive co-taught secondary biology classrooms during a nine-week science instruction grading period

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hardy, Shanon D.

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (1997) mandates that students with disabilities have access to the general education curriculum. School districts have developed a variety of service delivery models to provide challenging educational experiences for all students. Co-teaching or collaborative teaching is the most widely used of the different service delivery models. While the philosophy of inclusion is widely accepted, the efficacy of the various inclusion models has recently been the focus of educational research. Researchers have questioned whether the presence of a special educator in the general education classroom has resulted in students with high incidence disabilities receiving specialized instruction. A qualitative study was designed to examine the instructional behaviors and practices exhibited and used by a dyad of educators in self-contained learning disabilities and inclusive co-taught secondary Biology classrooms during a nine-week science instruction grading period. In addition to utilizing interviews, observations, and classroom observation scales to answer the research questions, supporting student data (time-sampling measurement/opportunity to learn and student grades) were collected. The study concluded that the presence of a special educator in a co-taught classroom: (1) did contribute to the creation of a new learning environment, and notable changes in the instructional behaviors and practices of a general educator; (2) did contribute to limited specialized instruction for students with disabilities in the co-taught classrooms and embedded (not overt) special education practices related to the planning and decision-making of the educators; (3) did contribute to the creation of a successful co-teaching partnership including the use of effective teaching behaviors; and (4) did impact success for some of the students with disabilities in the co-taught classrooms; but (5) did not ensure the continuation of some of the new

  18. 7 CFR 65.100 - Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL..., AND GINSENG General Provisions Definitions § 65.100 Act. Act means the Agricultural Marketing Act...

  19. Increasing instruction time in school does increase learning

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    Andersen, Simon Calmar; Nandrup, Anne Brink

    2016-01-01

    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

  20. 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

  1. Instructional design for distance learning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bourdeau, Jacqueline; Bates, Anthony

    1996-12-01

    An intrinsic link exists between instructional design (ID) and distance learning (DL). Their inextricability in the real world raises specific problems of interest in the field of ID. In no other teaching/learning situation is ID so essential as in DL. The conditions of DL make it a necessity to have long-term instructional planning, cost analysis, curriculum and course development, instructional materials development and maintenance, delivery plans, and detailed evaluation rules. Without all of these components, DL simply could not happen. It took some time for this neccessity to be acknowledged, as can be seen in the history of DL. However, ID becomes even more critical as increasingly costly and complex means are used. Conditions of learning have special features in DL, such as the role of media, since the professor, teacher or instructor is replaced by media for either transmitting information or for organizing learning activities. In this paper, the term distance learning will be used to mean media-based, remote or asynchronous learning supported by an instructional system. This paper introduces general features of DL and examines essential aspects of ID for DL, with special emphasis on ID methodologies and on media selection.

  2. Personality Structure, Instructional Outcomes, and Instructional Preference

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tuckman, Bruce W.; Orefice, Dominick S.

    1973-01-01

    Four instructional treatments differing in structure and student responsibility were used with 60 abstract-thinking and 60 concrete-thinking students. A differentiated outcomes hypothesis is offered to account for the findings. (Authors)

  3. Preservice Teacher Application of Differentiated Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dee, Amy Lynn

    2011-01-01

    Successfully implementing the practice of inclusion by differentiating instruction depends on both the skills and attitudes of general education teachers. New general education teachers who are entering the field are particularly vulnerable to the demands and stress of the profession, and teacher education programs must prepare preservice teachers…

  4. 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…

  5. Federal Employees’ Compensation Act: DOD Access to DOL Data is Generally Sufficient, but Monitoring Timelines Could Help Return-to-Work Efforts

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-09-01

    data and information, and any related challenges; and (3) any challenges associated with managing DOD FECA claims and return-to-work efforts. In...compensation specialists—the DOD counterparts that coordinate with DOL claims examiners—the ability to perform case management and data analysis...three of the four program offices, reported that they generally have sufficient access to FECA claims data and information necessary for managing

  6. Office of Inspector General report on inspection of reporting at Oak Ridge of potential noncompliances with DOE Price-Anderson Amendments Act implementing rules

    SciTech Connect

    1999-01-01

    To provide oversight of how well Department of Energy (DOE) contractors were adhering to the nuclear safety rules established by the Department to implement the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988 (PAAA), DOE established an enforcement program, managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). The purpose of the program is to identify and penalize DOE contractors for unsafe actions or conditions that violate nuclear safety requirements for protecting workers and the public. The single most important goal of the Department`s PAAA enforcement program is to encourage early identification and reporting of nuclear safety deficiencies and violations of DOE nuclear safety requirements by the DOE contractors themselves, rather than by DOE. Enforcement actions may include the issuance of Notices of Violations and, where appropriate, civil monetary penalties of up to $110,000 per violation per day. The objective of the inspection was to determine whether potential noncompliances with nuclear safety rules at the Department`s Oak Ridge site were being identified and self-reported. Details of findings and recommendations are presented.

  7. Americans With Disabilities Act.

    PubMed

    Walk, E E; Ahn, H C; Lampkin, P M; Nabizadeh, S A; Edlich, R F

    1993-01-01

    The Americans with Disabilities Act gives all Americans with disabilities a chance to achieve the same quality of life that individuals without disabilities enjoy. This act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities in employment, public services, privately operated public accommodations, services, and telecommunications. The Americans with Disabilities Act is divided into five titles. Title I of the act pertains to discrimination against the disabled in the workplace. Title II prevents discrimination against persons with a disability in state and local government services. Title III prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities. Title IV ensures that companies offering telephone services to the general public provide special services for individuals with hearing and speech impairments. Under the enforcement provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, stringent penalties will be implemented for failure to comply with its provisions.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. How does high stakes testing influence teachers' classroom instruction?: Institutional pressures and classroom instruction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yamashita, Mika Yoder

    2011-12-01

    This study examined how a total of eight math and science elementary school teachers changed their classroom instruction in response to high stakes and low stakes testing in one school district. The district introduced new assessment in the school year of 2005--06 to meet the requirement set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)---that the assessment should be aligned with the state academic standards. I conducted interviews with teachers and school administrators at two elementary schools, district officials, and a representative of a non-profit organization during the school year 2007--08 to examine how the new assessment introduced in 2005--06 had shaped classroom instruction. Concepts from New Institutional Theory and cognitive approaches to policy implementation guided the design of this study. This study focused on how materials and activities associated with high stakes testing promoted ideas about good instruction, and how these ideas were carried to teachers. The study examined how teachers received messages about instruction and how they responded to the messages. The study found that high stakes testing influenced teachers' classroom instruction more than low stakes testing; however, the instructional changes teachers made in response to state testing was at the content level. The teachers' instructional strategies did not change. The teachers' instructional changes varied with the degree of implementation of existing math curriculum and with the degree of support they received in understanding the meaning of assessment results. The study concluded that, among the six teachers I studied, high stakes testing was not a sufficient intervention for changing teachers' instructional strategies. The study also addressed the challenges of aligning instructional messages across assessment, standards, and curriculum.

  11. 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…

  12. Act Generation Performance: The Effects of Incentive.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-08-15

    utility acts than subjects in the Quantity and Control conditions. However, a study by Johnson , Parrott & Stratton (1968) suggested a different outcome...for Experiment 1. Johnson et al. (1968) manipulated quantity and quality instructions for several different tasks (e.g., generation of titles for a...condition actually produced higher quality solutions than subjects in the "quality" instruction condition. Because the tasks employed by Johnson et al

  13. Effects of different instructional constraints on task performance and emergence of coordination in children.

    PubMed

    Chow, Jia Yi; Koh, Michael; Davids, Keith; Button, Chris; Rein, Robert

    2014-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to determine the impact of different instructional constraints on standing board jump (sbj) performance in children and understand the underlying changes in emergent movement patterns. Two groups of novice participants were provided with either externally or internally focused attentional instructions during an intervention phase. Pre- and post-test sessions were undertaken to determine changes to performance and movement patterns. Thirty-six primary fourth-grade male students were recruited for this study and randomly assigned to either an external, internal focus or control group. Different instructional constraints with either an external focus (image of the achievement) or an internal focus (image of the act) were provided to the participants. Performance scores (jump distances), and data from key kinematic (joint range of motion, ROM) and kinetic variables (jump impulses) were collected. Instructional constraints with an emphasis on an external focus of attention were generally more effective in assisting learners to improve jump distances. Intra-individual analyses highlighted how enhanced jump distances for successful participants may be concomitant with specific changes to kinematic and kinetic variables. Larger joint ROM and adjustment to a comparatively larger horizontal impulse to a vertical impulse were observed for more successful participants at post-test performance. From a constraints-led perspective, the inclusion of instructional constraints encouraging self-adjustments in the control of movements (i.e., image of achievement) had a beneficial effect on individuals performing the standing broad jump task. However, the advantage of using an external focus of attentional instructions could be task- and individual-specific.

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. CCP-NAP operator instructions at ANL

    SciTech Connect

    Tantillo, V.V.

    1986-03-01

    CCP-NAP Operator Instructions at ANL (ANL/TM 435) supplements the CCPGUIDE (Category 26) prepared by the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (NMFECC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The instructions in CCP-NAP Operator Instructions at ANL serve as a reference guide for Computing Services operators when operator intervention is necessary for ANL's MFEnet Nodes located in Building 221, Room A-134. Use this document in conjunction with the CCPGUIDE. The CCPGUIDE, a guide for network operators, outlines the procedures for loading the Communications Control Processor (CCP) and monitoring its activity. The CCPGUIDE contains detailed information on Software Loading, System Status, System Monitoring, Command Summary, etc. The material in this document is the result of additional information provided by Jim Morton and Jim Gigliaridi (NMFECC) when our Argonne National Laboratory/Computing Services MFEnet Nodes were installed. This document provides two formats: QUICK instructions and procedures, and detailed general text.

  17. 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…

  18. Cooperative Education Student Rights and Responsibilities: Federal Family Educational Rights Act and Privacy Act of 1974 [and] Michigan Employee Right to Know Act of 1978. Legal Modules for Vocational Cooperative Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.

    This module deals with cooperative education student rights and responsibilities as they are specified in the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the Michigan Employee Right to Know Act of 1978. Designed to be a self-paced instructional package, the module includes a pre-test, answer key, scoring instructions, a…

  19. 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)

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Instructional Design Team

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bancroft, Judith A.; Collins, Keith

    1974-01-01

    An instructional design team, composed of experts in nursing, education, and media production, is used at the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, Madison, to produce instructional units for a new curriculum. The authors summarize steps of team/faculty communications, team methodology, and factors influencing the team's effectiveness. (EA)

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Teachers as Instructional Leaders.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kenney, Jane L.; Roberts, Jane M. E.

    This study examined the roles, functions, and effectiveness of a group of teachers who became Instructional Leaders (ILs), assuming major responsibility for assuring the implementation of a voluntary school improvement program within their respective schools. The program, called SITIP (School Improvement Through Instructional Process), and…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Instruction First, Writing Later.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Usher, Mauricio H.

    A deductive-inductive sequence of writing instruction, in which students are instructed systematically before they begin to write, would help students learn to write well. Educators who propose a trial and error pattern ignore the facts that those learning to write do not have unlimited time in which to learn and are not dealing with an inherent…

  11. 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…

  12. Instructions for Systemic Change

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. Trends in Instructional Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brown, James W., Ed.

    This collection of five articles presents the viewpoints of experts on various aspects of the field of instructional technology (IT). Wesley C. Meierhenry traces the history of IT from its original emphasis on audiovisual media to its current concern with instructional design and the use of systems and systematic approaches. Henry T. Ingle…

  15. Innovative Instructional Incentive Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Banashak, Joan M.

    The Innovative Instructional Incentive Plan represents a set of goals and action strategies for implementing the school improvement plan of the Fairway Elementary School in Miramar, Florida, where instructional time was being lost due to disruptive student behavior, and where behavioral infractions were not always dealt with quickly or…

  16. INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEMS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MONROE, BRUCE

    A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, A MAIL SURVEY, AND A TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF JUNIOR COLLEGE DOCUMENTS INDICATE THAT, WHILE CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTRUCTION, CONTROL OF THAT QUALITY IS RARELY A SYSTEMATIC ROUTINE ENTERPRISE BASED ON EXAMINATION OF BEHAVIOR CHANGES IN STUDENTS FOLLOWING INSTRUCTION.…

  17. 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…

  18. Bibliographic Instruction and Postmodern Pedagogy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hubbard, Taylor E.

    1995-01-01

    Discussion of postmodernism and bibliographic instruction in academic libraries is based on a prospectus for an experimental information course at Evergreen State College (Washington). Highlights include structural bibliographic instruction, including a taxonomic model; discourse analysis and bibliographic instruction; composition and…

  19. 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.

  20. 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)

  1. Draconian dress act repealed.

    PubMed

    Mhone, C

    1994-01-01

    The Dress Act was put into place in Malawi by the government of President Kamuzu Banda after the long period of direct colonialism. The act made it illegal for women in Malawi to be seen publicly wearing dresses which did not completely cover their knees or wearing pants; men had to wear their hair short. Police officers even scrutinized women's attire at private house parties and in homes. The autocratic political structure established by Banda, however, was voted out in a referendum June 14, 1993. Pressure by opposition forces such as the United Democratic Front forced a repeal of the act on November 16 of the same year. The repeal was vigorously attacked by female Parliament members as a move which would result in moral degradation and an increase in the level of sexual harassment against women. Other citizens and tourists have generally detested the act. The act has most certainly kept many potential visitors from vacationing in Malawi. Some expert observers think that repeals of the Dress Act, the Forfeiture Act, and legislation which allowed the government to detain opposition figures without trial were done to garner support from the Paris Club for the resumption of balance of payments support suspended due to the country's poor human rights record.

  2. The Effect of Blended Instruction on Accelerated Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Patchan, Melissa M.; Schunn, Christian D.; Sieg, Wilfried; McLaughlin, Dawn

    2016-01-01

    While online instructional technologies are becoming more popular in higher education, educators' opinions about online learning tend to be generally negative. Furthermore, many studies have failed to systematically examine the features that distinguish one instructional mode from another, which weakens possible explanations for why online…

  3. 40 CFR 86.411-78 - Maintenance instructions, vehicle purchaser.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Maintenance instructions, vehicle... 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...

  4. Directory of Library Instruction Programs in New Jersey.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Lynn F., Comp.; Wood, Vivian, Comp.

    This directory of academic, public, and special libraries offering library instruction programs provides the address, name, and phone number of a contact person, and a brief description of the program. The annotated bibliography includes 39 recent articles on library instruction divided into these categories: general, guides and signage,…

  5. Principles for Effective Asynchronous Online Instruction in Religious Studies

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    McGuire, Beverley

    2017-01-01

    Asynchronous online instruction has become increasingly popular in the field of religious studies. However, despite voluminous research on online learning in general and numerous articles on online theological instruction, there has been little discussion of how to effectively design and deliver online undergraduate courses in religious studies.…

  6. 46 CFR 160.156-21 - Operation and maintenance instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ..., CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Rescue Boats and Fast Rescue Boats (SOLAS) § 160.156-21 Operation and maintenance instructions. (a) In order to comply with SOLAS, each rescue boat must have operation and maintenance instructions that— (1) Follows the general...

  7. Evidence in Favor of a Broad Framework for Pronunciation Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Derwing, Tracey; Munro, Murray J.; Wiebe, Grace

    1998-01-01

    Native English-speaking (NS) listeners evaluated effects of three types of instruction (segmental accuracy; general speaking habits and prosodic factors; and no specific pronunciation instruction) on speech of three groups of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners. Sentences were recorded and extemporaneously produced narratives at beginning…

  8. 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…

  9. Individualized Instruction: A Case Study of One Successful Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baughin, Judith A.

    Individualized instruction presents great potential for language teachers to meet their students' needs. At Raymond Walters General and Technical College, an individualized instruction program in French was developed and implemented. A conventional class was concurrently conducted to provide a basis from which the success of the individualized…

  10. 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…

  11. An Intelligent Tutoring System Approach to Adaptive Instructional Systems

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-09-01

    gr prototypes (scripts) (Schank, 1977). Many software systems have been developed that employ these representations. Many instructional theories and...specific performance or skill-acquisition. However, there are many theories about the number and type of these general abilities. Researchers...Computer Generated Forces and Behavioral Representations. 7.1.2 Role of MAMID in an Adaptive Instructional System Motivation Currently, the student

  12. Developing a Technology of Personality-Oriented Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Iakimanskaia, I. S.

    1995-01-01

    Presents an interesting example of Russian pedagogical thought. Personality-oriented instruction generally refers to cognitive style. Attempts a broad classification of objectives and procedures for this type of instruction. Includes many references and terminology from Russian pedagogy (for example, psychodidactics, social-pedagogical model,…

  13. Gender Differences in Instructional Leadership: A Meta-Analytic Review of Studies Using the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hallinger, Philip; Dongyu, Li; Wang, Wen-Chung

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: Instructional leadership has assumed steadily increasing importance within the general role set of principals over the past 60 years. One persisting finding within this corpus of studies concerns the consistently higher ratings obtained by female principals on instructional leadership when compared with their male counterparts. This…

  14. 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…

  15. 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'…

  16. Using "Instructional Routines" to Differentiate Instruction: A Guide for Teachers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kosanovich, Marcia

    2012-01-01

    Differentiated instruction means matching instruction to meet the different needs of learners. To deliver the wide range of instruction required to accommodate differing levels of learners in a classroom, teachers must use data-informed, small group instruction designed specifically to meet students' needs (Kosanovich, Ladinsky, Nelson, Torgesen,…

  17. Instructional Design and the Importance of Instructional Alignment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.…

  20. Computer Simulation in Undergraduate Instruction: A Symposium.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Street, Warren R.; And Others

    These symposium papers discuss the instructional use of computers in psychology, with emphasis on computer-produced simulations. The first, by Rich Edwards, briefly outlines LABSIM, a general purpose system of FORTRAN programs which simulate data collection in more than a dozen experimental models in psychology and are designed to train students…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 12 CFR 359.6 - Filing instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Filing instructions. 359.6 Section 359.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY GOLDEN... nondiscriminatory severance plan payments pursuant to § 359.1(f)(2)(v) and golden parachute payments permitted...

  4. 12 CFR 359.6 - Filing instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Filing instructions. 359.6 Section 359.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY GOLDEN... nondiscriminatory severance plan payments pursuant to § 359.1(f)(2)(v) and golden parachute payments permitted...

  5. Balancing Act

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kennedy, Mike

    2007-01-01

    For some administrators and planners, designing and building education facilities may sometimes seem like a circus act--trying to project a persona of competence and confidence while juggling dozens of issues. Meanwhile, the audience--students, staff members and taxpayers--watch and wait with anticipation in hopes of getting what they paid for and…

  6. Designing Printed Instructional Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burbank, Lucille; Pett, Dennis

    1986-01-01

    Discusses the importance of identifying the audience and determining specific objectives when designing printed instructional materials that will communicate effectively and provides detailed guidelines for dealing with such design factors as content, writing style, typography, illustrations, and page organization. (MBR)

  7. 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)

  8. General Aviation Security Enhancement Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15

    2009-06-26

    07/13/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. Five-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS

    2009-02-23

    02/23/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.1177, which became Public Law 111-262 on 10/8/2010. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. 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:

  11. 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:

  12. TECHNOLOGY AND THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    FINN, JAMES D.

    A TEACHER SHORTAGE, LARGE CLASSES, AND NEED FOR QUALITY INSTRUCTION FORCED EDUCATION INTO MASS INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY IS GOVERNED BY SUCH SYSTEMS AS TELEVISION AND FILMS WHICH CAN REACH MORE STUDENTS WITH FEWER TEACHERS. THERE IS A TREND TOWARD INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION UTILIZING TEACHING MACHINES. IF A COMBINATION OF…

  13. 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…

  14. Quality Classroom Instruction--How?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schumann, Herbert

    1979-01-01

    Quality classroom instruction should be the foundation upon which any successful vocational agriculture program is developed. Important components of classroom instruction include Future Farmers of America activities, problem-solving-based instruction, lesson plans, discipline, and the use of a variety of instructional methods and techniques. (LRA)

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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:…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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.…

  17. Co-Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities Using Literature-Based Reading Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swicegood, Philip; Miller, Melinda

    2015-01-01

    Literacy instruction for students with mild to moderate special needs should include authentic literature. Literature-based reading instruction provides time for students to develop new knowledge and strategies in a supportive context. When reading instruction occurs in an inclusion classroom, it also allows time for general education and special…

  18. 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...

  19. The Effects of Mapping Instruction on Children's Procedural Bugs in Subtraction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Omanson, Susan F.; And Others

    This study was designed to follow up earlier work on mapping instruction. The two main goals were to: (1) test the effectiveness of mapping instruction as a general cure for "buggy" subtraction algorithms, and (2) explore two alternative explanations of how this new form of instruction works. It was hypothesized that mapping cures bugs…

  20. 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.

  1. Science instruction for the mildly handicapped: Direct instruction versus discovery teaching

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bay, Mary; Staver, John R.; Bryan, Tanis; Hale, James B.

    The authors' purpose in this study was to compare the effectiveness of two instructional approaches on mildly handicapped and nonhandicapped students' science achievement. Students were assigned at random to one of two conditions: (a) direct instruction, and (b) discovery teaching. The content of the lessons remained constant across conditions and focused on such concepts as displacement, flotation, variable, controlled experimentation, and scientific prediction. The results show that students in both groups learned equally well as measured by an immediate posttest. However, students in the discovery teaching condition outperformed their direct instruction counterparts on a retention test administered two weeks after the posttest. Finally, learning-disabled students in the discovery condition performed better than their direct-instruction counterparts on a performance-based measure designed to assess generalization. Implications for research and for practice are discussed.

  2. 17 CFR 229.1100 - (Item 1100) General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING FORMS UNDER SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 AND ENERGY POLICY... asset type. (5) In a registration statement under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act or in a... any other material information regarding delinquencies and losses particular to the pool asset...

  3. 78 FR 17176 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Defense Base Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-20

    ... Federal Acquisition Regulation; Defense Base Act AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services... Act as extended by the Defense Base Act. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to... Act as extended by the Defense Base Act. II. Discussion and Analysis The Defense Base Act of...

  4. 76 FR 52475 - Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary-Templates, Instructions, and Related...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-22

    ... and Uniform Glossary--Templates, Instructions, and Related Materials Under the Public Health Service... Public Health Service (PHS) Act. Comments are invited on these materials. DATES: Comment Dates: Comments... guidance implementing the revised Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) sections 2701 through 2719A...

  5. DISCLOSE Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8

    2010-04-29

    06/29/2010 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 448. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  6. 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:

  7. 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:

  8. SOAR Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [ID-CT

    2009-07-30

    07/31/2009 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 145. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. 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:

  10. Effects of multimedia vocabulary instruction on adolescents with learning disabilities.

    PubMed

    Kennedy, Michael J; Deshler, Donald D; Lloyd, John Wills

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this experimental study is to investigate the effects of using content acquisition podcasts (CAPs), an example of instructional technology, to provide vocabulary instruction to adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD). A total of 279 urban high school students, including 30 with LD in an area related to reading, were randomly assigned to one of four experimental conditions with instruction occurring at individual computer terminals over a 3-week period. Each of the four conditions contained different configurations of multimedia-based instruction and evidence-based vocabulary instruction. Dependent measures of vocabulary knowledge indicated that students with LD who received vocabulary instruction using CAPs through an explicit instructional methodology and the keyword mnemonic strategy significantly outperformed other students with LD who were taught using the same content, but with multimedia instruction that did not adhere to a specific theoretical design framework. Results for general education students mirrored those for students with LD. Students also completed a satisfaction measure following instruction with multimedia and expressed overall agreement that CAPs are useful for learning vocabulary terms.

  11. 14 CFR 91.403 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and... person may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations on an aircraft other than as... may operate an aircraft for which a manufacturer's maintenance manual or instructions for...

  12. 14 CFR 91.403 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and... person may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations on an aircraft other than as... may operate an aircraft for which a manufacturer's maintenance manual or instructions for...

  13. 14 CFR 91.403 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and... person may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations on an aircraft other than as... may operate an aircraft for which a manufacturer's maintenance manual or instructions for...

  14. 14 CFR 91.403 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and... person may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations on an aircraft other than as... may operate an aircraft for which a manufacturer's maintenance manual or instructions for...

  15. 14 CFR 91.403 - General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... GENERAL OPERATING RULES GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and... person may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations on an aircraft other than as... may operate an aircraft for which a manufacturer's maintenance manual or instructions for...

  16. General Drafting. Technical Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of the Army, Washington, DC.

    The manual provides instructional guidance and reference material in the principles and procedures of general drafting and constitutes the primary study text for personnel in drafting as a military occupational specialty. Included is information on drafting equipment and its use; line weights, conventions and formats; lettering; engineering charts…

  17. Peer Instruction for Astronomy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Green, P. J.; Morgan, W. A., Jr.

    2000-12-01

    How can instructors achieve real-time pace matching with students during large class lectures? How can students become more invested in their own in-class learning? Peer Instruction, coming into widespread use for undergraduate physics courses across the U.S., and now for astronomy as well, can help resolve these perennial questions. As a crucial part of Peer Instruction, teachers pose a question that probes students' conceptual understanding and may also highlight common misconceptions (a ConcepTest). The ConcepTests become the subject of small interactive peer group debates in class. We are compiling a library of ConcepTests to facilitate the implementation of Peer Instruction in introductory undergraduate astronomy. We describe the ConcepTest library, tell you how to access it, and discuss modes of evaluation.

  18. 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.

  19. Effects of Strategy Instruction on Summary Writing of College Students.

    PubMed

    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.

  20. ClassACT: The Evolution of a Collaborative Learning Tool.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barone, Richard; Parod, William, Jr.

    This paper reports on the evolution of a software environment called ClassACT (Class Annotation and Collaboration Tool) from a simple multimedia annotation program to a multi-domain archival database management system. ClassACT was developed at Northwestern University (Illinois) for instructional use, and, although its original goal was to solve a…

  1. Perceived affordances and constraints regarding instructors' use of Peer Instruction: Implications for Promoting Instructional Change

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Improving Instructional Leadership Behaviors of School Principals by Means of Implementing Time Management Training Sessions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  4. 9 CFR 201.108-1 - Instructions for weighing live poultry or feed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Instructions for weighing live poultry... PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT Poultry-Packers and Live Poultry Dealers § 201.108-1 Instructions for weighing live poultry or feed. Live poultry dealers who operate scales on which live poultry or feed is...

  5. 9 CFR 201.108-1 - Instructions for weighing live poultry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Instructions for weighing live poultry... STOCKYARDS ACT Poultry-Packers and Live Poultry Dealers § 201.108-1 Instructions for weighing live poultry. Live poultry dealers who operate scales on which live poultry is weighed for purposes of purchase,...

  6. 9 CFR 201.108-1 - Instructions for weighing live poultry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Instructions for weighing live poultry... STOCKYARDS ACT Poultry-Packers and Live Poultry Dealers § 201.108-1 Instructions for weighing live poultry. Live poultry dealers who operate scales on which live poultry is weighed for purposes of purchase,...

  7. 9 CFR 201.108-1 - Instructions for weighing live poultry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Instructions for weighing live poultry... STOCKYARDS ACT Poultry-Packers and Live Poultry Dealers § 201.108-1 Instructions for weighing live poultry. Live poultry dealers who operate scales on which live poultry is weighed for purposes of purchase,...

  8. 9 CFR 201.108-1 - Instructions for weighing live poultry.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Instructions for weighing live poultry... STOCKYARDS ACT Poultry-Packers and Live Poultry Dealers § 201.108-1 Instructions for weighing live poultry. Live poultry dealers who operate scales on which live poultry is weighed for purposes of purchase,...

  9. Voices from the Field: What Have We Learned about Instructional Leadership?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  10. 22 CFR 141.11 - Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... instructions. 141.11 Section 141.11 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE CIVIL RIGHTS NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE-EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 141.11 Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions. Nothing in this part shall be...

  11. 22 CFR 141.11 - Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... instructions. 141.11 Section 141.11 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE CIVIL RIGHTS NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE-EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 141.11 Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions. Nothing in this part shall be...

  12. 22 CFR 141.11 - Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... instructions. 141.11 Section 141.11 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE CIVIL RIGHTS NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE-EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 § 141.11 Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions. Nothing in this part shall be...

  13. Systematic Academic Instruction for Students with EBD: The Construction and Use of a Tool for Teachers

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    van der Worp-van der Kamp, Lidy; Pijl, Sip Jan; Post, Wendy J.; Bijstra, Jan O.; van den Bosch, Els J.

    2017-01-01

    Educating students with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties requires a thorough systematic approach with the focus on academic instruction. This study addresses the development of a tool, consisting of two questionnaires, for measuring systematic academic instruction. The questionnaires cover the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle and academic…

  14. 40 CFR 205.162-3 - Instructions for maintenance, use, and repair.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... and mechanics of the acts necessary to reasonably assure that degradation of noise emission level is...-technical language. (3) The instructions must not be used to secure an unfair competitive advantage....

  15. 7 CFR 15.12 - Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Civil Rights Act of 1964 § 15.12 Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions. (a) Effect on... contracting recipient. (c) Supervision and coordination. The Secretary may from time to time assign...

  16. 43 CFR 27.13 - Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Civil Rights Act of 1964. (b) Forms and instructions. The Department Compliance Officer may issue and...) Supervision and coordination. The Secretary may from time to time assign to such officials of the...

  17. 43 CFR 27.13 - Effect on other regulations; forms and instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Civil Rights Act of 1964. (b) Forms and instructions. The Department Compliance Officer may issue and...) Supervision and coordination. The Secretary may from time to time assign to such officials of the...

  18. 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…

  19. Instructional Design Theory: Advancements from Cognitive Science and Instructional Technology.

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    Tennyson, Robert D.

    Scientific advancements in cognitive science and instructional technology extend the behaviorally-oriented learning paradigm of instructional design and management in three major areas: (1) analysis of information-to-be-learned; (2) means of evaluating learners; and (3) linkage of learning theory to instructional prescriptions. The two basic types…

  20. 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…

  1. Laboratory Instruction Is On Trial.

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    Leonard, William H.

    1981-01-01

    Examines the pros and cons of laboratory instruction. Complaints lodged against laboratory instruction include its high cost, and lack of research supporting the lab. Justifications listed include science education research supporting the lab, psychology, and common sense. (DS)

  2. Group and Individually Prescribed Instruction for Handicapped Children; Instructional Program Model. Final Project Report.

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    Aberdeen Municipal Separate School District, MS.

    Presented is the final report of a 3-year project in which an instructional program model was developed and implemented with 103 educable mentally retarded and learning disabled children (6-to 10-years old) in three Mississippi schools. General objectives of the project are said to include development of an experimental special education model…

  3. Instructional Materials Selection Policy.

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    Northampton County Area Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.

    Through a systematic acquisition policy, the library (1) supports the objectives of the college, the course content of the curricula, and the faculty's teaching methods; (2) provides intellectual and cultural fare for faculty, students, and community; (3) instructs and encourages students in library use. It tries to supply material on all subjects…

  4. Principals as Instructional Leaders

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    Finkel, Ed

    2012-01-01

    At some level, principals always have been instructional leaders--but never before has their role been more prominent. First, the accountability movement--No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in particular--thrust principals into the spotlight on academic achievement. Then budget cuts peeled away capacity at both the district and school levels, thinning…

  5. Instructional Guide for Cosmetology.

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    Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Education.

    Intended as a tool for cosmetology teachers in Virginia public and private schools, the document is an instructional guide which offers 12 units of study, arranged in a three year course. Materials covered help prepare students for licensure in the State of Virginia and the guide is designed to cover the 1,500 hours required to be spent in the…

  6. PREPARING INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES.

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    MAGER, ROBERT F.

    THIS PROGRAMED TEXT INCLUDES A SELF-TEST OF ITS CONTENTS AND DEMONSTRATES HOW TO SPECIFY INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES BY BEHAVIOR OBSERVABLE IN A LEARNER, AND HOW TO WRITE OBJECTIVES, DEFINE DESIRED TERMINAL BEHAVIOR, AND STATE CRITERIA OF SUCCESSFUL LEARNING. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.75 FROM FEARON PUBLISHERS, INC., 2165 PARK BLVD., PALO…

  7. Nuclear Energy. Instructional Materials.

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    Jordan, Kenneth; Thessing, Dan

    This document is one of five learning packets on alternative energy (see note) developed as part of a descriptive curriculum research project in Arkansas. The overall objectives of the learning packets are to improve the level of instruction in the alternative energies by vocational exploration teachers, and to facilitate the integration of new…

  8. Philosophy of Reading Instruction.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Reading teachers need to provide for individual differences so that each pupil might attain optimally. Methods of teaching reading should be varied and thus reflect diverse philosophies of instruction. These philosophies should be analyzed and used to guide optimal pupil achievement. A philosophy of phoneme/grapheme relationships should be…

  9. Theme: Laboratory Instruction.

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    Bruening, Thomas H.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    A series of theme articles discuss setting up laboratory hydroponics units, the school farm at the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, laboratory experiences in natural resources management and urban horticulture, the development of teaching labs at Derry (PA) High School, management of instructional laboratories, and industry involvement in agricultural…

  10. INNOVATIONS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT.

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    CUSHMAN, M.L.; STURGES, A.W.

    THE CATSKILL AREA PROJECT IN SMALL SCHOOL DESIGN, THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA PROJECT FOR SMALL HIGH SCHOOLS, THE WESTERN STATES SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT, AND THE TEXAS SMALL SCHOOLS PROJECT ARE DESCRIBED AND COMPARED. FINANCIAL SUPPORT COMPARISONS ARE MADE. METHODS OF IMPROVING INSTRUCTION ARE DIVIDED INTO TEACHER-CENTERED AND ADMINISTRATOR-CENTERED…

  11. Instructional Technology and Objectification

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    Gur, Bekir S.; Wiley, David A.

    2007-01-01

    Objectification refers to the way in which everything (including human beings) is treated as an object, raw material, or resource to be manipulated and used. In this article, objectification refers to the way that education is often reduced to the packaging and delivery of information. A critique of objectification in instructional technology is…

  12. Instructional Aide Program.

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    Thomson, Henry

    The Instructional Aide Program (Shoreline Community College, Seattle, Washington) is a flexible curriculum designed to prepare students to meet the paraprofessional manpower needs of several kinds of institution. It was prepared after consultation with representatives of the schools, the YMCA, and the country park system. Other agencies still to…

  13. Modern Phonics Instruction.

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    Groff, Patrick

    Numerous reviews of the experimental research conclude that phonics is indispensable in word recognition instruction. However, there have been numerous objections to phonics teaching over the years. Some of the intolerance of phonics teaching reflects a lack of knowledge about the subject. Critics suggest that phonics hinders children's learning…

  14. New Dimensions in Instruction.

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    Acker, Duane

    The recent evolution of instructional programs in colleges of agriculture has made them more usefu" to society and meaningful to the academic community. Seminars aimed at improving the effectiveness of teaching have also improved the quality of faculty counseling for undergraduates and graduates. For more than 10 years, curricula have been…

  15. Individualized Instruction and Unipacs.

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    Kohut, Sylvester, Jr.

    Individualized instruction is an educational program in which grade levels and time units are designed to permit the student to work at his own pace and level with the use of unipacs. The unipac, a "unique package," is a specially designed group of learning activities based on specific behavioral objectives chosen by the student. Unipacs consist…

  16. Psychologism and Instructional Technology

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    Gur, Bekir S.; Wiley, David A.

    2009-01-01

    Little of the work in critical and hermeneutical psychology has been linked to instructional technology (IT). This article provides a discussion in order to fill the gap in this direction. The article presents a brief genealogy of American IT in relation to the influence of psychology. It also provides a critical and hermeneutical framework for…

  17. Simplifying Tennis Instruction

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    Vasil, Jay

    2005-01-01

    How many physical education programs incorporate tennis into the curriculum? How many physical educators feel proficient enough to teach tennis? Equally important, do students truly make progress when tennis is taught? Tennis instruction in secondary physical education settings is often frustrating for students and teachers alike. Many physical…

  18. Revisiting "Beyond Instructional Design"

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    Sims, Rod

    2015-01-01

    Since the article "Beyond Instructional Design: Making Learning Design a Reality" (Sims, 2006) was published, much has changed in the opportunities we have for learning, and Professor Rod Sims's thinking has evolved. In this article, Professor Rod Sims reflects upon his original article, and he offers an evolved model of learning design,…

  19. Guide to Instructional Videoconferencing.

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    Matthews, Denise; Reiss, John G.

    An instructional videoconference (IVC) is an interactive delivery mechanism for long-distance communication and education, which uses 2-way audio and 1- or 2-way video to facilitate interaction between presenters and learners who are separated by significant distance. This guide, intended for the staff of federal, state, and local programs that…

  20. University Instruction in HRD.

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    1996

    This document contains three papers presented at a symposium on university instruction in human resource development (HRD) moderated by Janice Black at the 1996 conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). "Facilitating Transfer of Learning from the Classroom to the Workplace" (Brenda S. Gardner, Sharon J. Korth)…