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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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A SURVEY OF ATTITUDES OF GREEK ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PUBLIC TEACHERS OF CYPRUS ON THE TEACHING OF THE GREEK AND TURKISH LANGUAGES AND CULTURES AND THE LOCAL GREEK-CYPRIOT DIALECT AND CULTURE

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Purpose of the Study. The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes of Greek-Cypriot public school teachers toward the teaching of Greek and Turkish languages and cultures, as well as toward local Greek-Cypriot dialect and culture. Specifically, the study sought to determine if the Greek-Cypriot public school teachers favored the following educational changes suggested in this study: (1) Continuation of the teaching of the Greek language and the use of that language as the medium of instruction; (2) Introduction of the teaching of the Greek-Cypriot dialect and utilization of it as the medium of instruction; (3) Introduction of the Turkish language as a second language; (4) Teaching of the Greek culture in a more realistic form; (5) Full coverage of the Greek-Cypriot culture by the curriculum; (6) Introduction of the teaching of Turkish culture, and teaching it in an objective way. / Procedures. A cluster sample of 300 teachers was selected from the population of all Greek-Cypriot public school teachers, (elementary and secondary levels, and urban or rural). / A Likert type questionnaire consisting of six parts, one for each of the six changes suggested in this study, was constructed by the writer and distributed to the subjects in the sample. Their responses were collected and analyzed accordingly. / Analysis. A score of 68 was designated as the distinguishing point between positive (i.e., higher than 68) and negative (i.e., lower than 68) attitudes. With rejection of the null hypothesis set at p = .05 level of significance, a student t test was conducted in order to determine if the total score of the questionnaire, as a whole, was significantly higher than 68. The same method of analysis was likewise followed for each of the six parts of the questionnaire separately. / Results. (1) Statistically significant differences were yielded between the total score of the questionnaire as a whole and 68, the distinguishing line between positive and negative attitudes; the score was higher than 68, thus, the attitudes were determined to be positive. (2) Positive attitudes for all six parts of the questionnaire were likewise yielded, and indicated moderate readiness on the part of the Greek-Cypriot teachers surveyed to accept and support the continuation of the teaching of Greek language and culture, the introduction of the Greek-Cypriot dialect, and the introduction of Turkish as a culture and second language. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 41-07, Section: A, page: 2986. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1980.
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WOMEN'S INCOME GENERATION AND INFORMAL LEARNING IN LESOTHO: A POLICY-RELATED ETHNOGRAPHY

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This study presents a policy-related ethnography of women's income generation in Lesotho. The study begins with the proposition that current Women in Development (WID) policy has been shaped, at the international and local level, by over-generalized and, therefore, decontextualized concepts derived from recent WID literature. While a number of these WID concepts, i.e. women's "marginalization," may be generally valid, they tend to narrow our understanding and predefine our interpretation of women's development needs in specific situations. As a result, a "standardized" approach to WID programming has emerged. The study addresses the need to "break-away" from the standardized concepts underlying conventional WID policy in order to learn about how the proposed beneficiaries of WID policy, the women themselves, interpret and respond to the needs and conditions to their particular environment. / Ethnographic principles and procedures are employed to discover and develop indigenously derived analytical constructs. These constructs are applied to the study's depiction and analysis of the income generation enterprises of Basotho women in a number of villages in the Maseru District of Lesotho. A case study of the development of the enterprises of the study's key informant is presented. / The Domestic Developmental Cycle is presented as a culturally-grounded context for understanding women's income generation as a strategic response to immediate and long-term needs and wants. An ethnographic analysis of these needs and wants is provided. A grounded typology of work is developed and applied in this analysis. The study also identifies and describes the People of Business Network, an informal learning and resource system which supports the learning and development of women involved in business in a number of ways. / The implications of these findings for non-formal education programming in Lesotho are discussed. The study also examines the potential of this ethnographic approach to policy research as a planning and needs assessment strategy to inform educational policy in other settings. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 46-04, Section: A, page: 0914. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1985.
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Demand for primary schooling in rural households: A case study of Peru

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This study investigated the determinants of school participation of young children in rural Peru. The study looked at two stages of school participation-initial school enrollment and continuation in school to age 14. The data used are from a household survey jointly conducted by the World Bank and Peru's Instituto Nacional de Estadistica. The Peru Living Standards and Informal Sector Survey was completed in 1985 and included a range of data heretofore unavailable for investigation of this and other related issues. / Four separate models of school participation were run using a probit (maximum likelihood) technique: (1) probability of ever enrolling in schooling, (2) the probability of enrolling a child at an early age (before age nine), (3) the probability of a male child staying in school through age 14, and (4) the probability of a female child staying in school through age 14. / In general, the results support the predictions of the model, and provide insights into the impact of various policy manipulative variables on schooling decisions. The coefficient estimates that school costs are a major determinant of schooling decisions. The results also indicate that children from poor households and female children show lower levels of participation and are most affected by costs changes when schooling decisions are made. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 50-05, Section: A, page: 1235. / Major Professor: Steven J. Klees. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1988.
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LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN TORRES STRAIT ISLAND PRIMARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY IN THE INITIATION AND PROMULGATION OF CULTURAL DEMOCRACY

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Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 40-06, Section: A, page: 3175. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1979.
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A COMPARISON OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE READING ACHIEVEMENT, SELF-CONCEPTS, AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS OF DISADVANTAGED BLACK COLLEGE FRESHMEN AT A PREDOMINATELY BLACK UNIVERSITY AND DISADVANTAGED BLACK COLLEGE FRESHMEN AT A PREDOMINATELY WHITE UNIVERSITY

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Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 38-06, Section: A, page: 3351. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1977.
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COGNITIVE STYLES OF PRESCHOOL SEMINOLE INDIAN CHILDREN

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Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 37-07, Section: A, page: 4198. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1976.
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CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH

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Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 38-04, Section: A, page: 1957. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1976.
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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ATTITUDES OF ALIENATION AMONG GREEK-AMERICAN CHILDREN ATTENDING BILINGUAL AND MONOLINGUAL SCHOOLS OF NEW YORK CITY

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Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 40-02, Section: A, page: 0729. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1978.
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SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ACHIEVING AND NON-ACHIEVING STUDENTSIN A TITLE I READING PROGRAM IN GRADES THREE AND SIX

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Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 37-10, Section: A, page: 6330. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1976.
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A comparative study of quantitative vs. qualitative synthesis of Title VII Bilingual Education Programs for Asian children in New York City

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Research investigating the effects of Title VII Bilingual Education Programs has been a topic of interest for the past decade. Federal funding stimulated the evaluation of Title VII Bilingual Education Programs around the nation, and a number of scholarly narrative reviews have been published on the topic. While the reviews have been valuable, the results have remained inconsistent and conflicting. This investigation used a meta-analytic approach to quantitatively integrate the results from 54 studies of the impact of New York City's Title VII Bilingual Education Programs on the academic achievement Asian-American students. / The present research synthesis offers quantitative evidence of a large, overall positive effect of Title VII Bilingual Education Programs. Across the 54 studies analyzed, the overall average pre-post effect size was 1.21 standard deviations for Asian students who participated in the bilingual program. This indicates that the overall post-test mean fell at approximately the 88 percentile of the pre-test distribution. In terms of subject areas, the effect sizes were: 1.21 for native language arts, 1.29 for English as a second language, and 1.14 for mathematics. These effect sizes of 1.21, 1.29, and 1.14 indicate that on the average, Asian students in bilingual programs scored at the 88th, 90th, and 87th percentiles of the respective pre-test distributions. In addition, equivalent results were found using goal achievement judgments reported by the original evaluators as input to a qualitative synthesis method developed for this investigation. / While these findings must be qualified by the fact that federal regulations precluded the use of a control group, one cannot dismiss achievement gains of this magnitude on the part of children previously identified as extremely low achievers. Thus, the results of this meta-analysis indicate that the effect of Bilingual Education Programs on academic achievement and attendance was educationally significant. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 49-03, Section: A, page: 0447. / Major Professor: Garrett R. Foster. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1987.

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