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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 case study of mathematics teaching and learning in a Malaysian school

Zacharias, Measias John January 2002 (has links)
No description available.
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Wesleyan eucharistic sprituality : its nature, sources and future

Khoo, Lorna Lock-Nah January 2002 (has links)
This thesis argues that there is a distinctive Wesleyan eucharistic spirituality. Looking at the Wesleys' eucharistic practices, theology and sources for these, the writer identifies a spirituality that has three themes. These revolve around the dynamic encounter with a personal Christ, the grace-filled life, the therapeutic growth towards holiness and wholeness. They provide a way of looking at life and the formation of characters which may conform to the image of the Christ. While there were several reasons for the decline of Wesleyan eucharistic spirituality after the death of the Wesleys, the writer maintains that this spirituality can be rediscovered, revived and communicated in new forms so as to impact Methodists around the world who are facing the challenges of the 21st century.
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Academic excellence office in the faculty of management sciences

Seromo, M 01 March 2013 (has links)
Introduction In 2010, the Faculty of Management Sciences identified some of the root causes of student high failure rate as: students under preparedness, wrong career choice, lack of academic support, unexpected subjects such as accounting and statistics, written and oral communication and the different teaching and learning style. Underachieving students spend more unduly years in the system, they fail, repeat subjects and dropout causing concern for the university, faculty, and the government. In view of these facts the declining faculty performance and high student failure rate in the faculty of Management Sciences created a serious challenge that needed immediate academic interventions.
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A change for the future: presidents' and deans' real and ideal leadership practices at community and junior colleges in Mississippi

Stevenson, Mildred 13 December 2008 (has links)
The purpose of the study is to examine real vs. ideal leadership practices of administrators according to race, gender, age, experience, and education level years in current position, and years of experience at Mississippi community and junior colleges. The survey instruments were a modified version of the Leadership Practices Inventory-Self (LPI Self) and the Leadership Practices Inventory-Observer (LPI-Observer) originally developed by Kouzes and Posner in 1985 and updated by Kouzes and Posner in 1997. The reliability and validity of the instruments have been consistently high and the instruments have been used in many studies, including doctoral dissertations and other empirical research. The researcher gained permission to use a modified version of Kouzes and Posner 1997 3rd edition Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI-Self and LPI-Observer). Also, the researcher gained permission from Brightharp to use her modified versions of Kouzes and Posner’s 1997 Leadership Practice Inventory (Self) and Leadership Practice Inventory (Observer). Brightharp’s revised versions of the LPI-Self and LPI observer were adapted to include real and ideal leadership practices described by the leaders and his or her observers. The researcher revised the demographic statements to describe her study, which included presidents and deans at community and junior colleges in Mississippi. The study included 37 presidents and deans and 98 observers. The study examined if these leaders participate in Kouzes and Posner’s five leadership practices, Challenging the Process, Enabling Others to Act, Encouraging the Heart, Modeling the Way, and Inspiring a Shared Vision. A multivariate or univariate were used to test the leadership practices, as well as a Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Results concluded there was a significant difference in leadership practice, Inspiring a Shared Vision and ethnicity. On the other hand, no significant differences were found among the remaining leadership practices nor there was no significant difference among leadership practices and gender. The study concluded that a relationship did exist between leadership practices and leaders’ years in current position. Furthermore, the study also concluded the rank of leaders’ perception of real and ideal leadership practices differed from those of their observers’ perception of real and ideal leadership practices. Implications and recommendations for future research are discussed.
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Perceived superintendents' leadership and student performance in Region V Education Service Center: a cohort study

Brent, Fred Martin 17 September 2007 (has links)
The intent of this study was to measure the perceived superintendents’ leadership practices in relation to student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in Region V Education Service Center, Texas. This is one of four cohort studies conducted in Region V that assessed the relationship between student performance and leadership practices. The study compared selected District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) members and superintendent perceptions of superintendent leadership practices as measured by the Kouzes and Posner (2003) Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). The study was also designed to determine if selected demographic variables impact the perceived leadership practices of the two identified groups. The research procedures included an analysis of the responses from superintendents and selected DEIC members to the Leadership Practices Inventory assessment of five identified leadership practices, Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act. and Encourage the Heart. Twenty-eight of the possible 30 school districts participated in this study. Student performance data for each district were obtained from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System. The results of this study indicate that neither a linear relationship nor a statisti-cally significant relationship exists between student performance, as measured by the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), and leadership practices as per-ceived by selected DEIC committee members and superintendents. While the total LPI scores for the five identified leadership practices revealed no statistical signifi-cance; further statistical analysis revealed significance for two domains, Inspire a Shared Vision and Challenge the Process. The study also indicates that participating superintendents commonly perceived themselves higher in regard to leadership practices than did their observers (DEIC members); however, statistical significance for superintendent ratings was only realized in three of the five leadership practices: Model the Way, Challenge the Process, and Enable Others to Act. The frequency of use for each practice as ranked by superintendents and their observers indicate that Model the Way and Inspire a Shared Vision are practiced more frequently than Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.
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Snapshots : three children, three families - literacy at home, in the community and at school

Frett, Marsha Diana 11 1900 (has links)
The purpose of this study was to document the literacy practices of three 5-7 year old boys who were in the formative stage of formal schooling. The study took place in the British Virgin Islands, a group of 60 or so islands, cays, and islets located in the Caribbean. I examined these boys’ literacy practices in three contexts — home, community and school. Through observations, interviews and samplings of conversations at home, I found that school literacy dominated all three contexts and was used similarly in all three contexts. Additionally, parents were consciously reinforcing school literacy in the home. The three boys were reading, writing, speaking and listening at their expected grade level and appeared to be steadily progressing. Religion appeared to play an important role in supporting the children’s literacy development, consistent with the country’s Christian heritage. As previous research in other contexts (e.g., Marsh, 2003) has shown, home and community literacy practices remain largely unrecognized and untapped at school.
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Snapshots : three children, three families - literacy at home, in the community and at school

Frett, Marsha Diana 11 1900 (has links)
The purpose of this study was to document the literacy practices of three 5-7 year old boys who were in the formative stage of formal schooling. The study took place in the British Virgin Islands, a group of 60 or so islands, cays, and islets located in the Caribbean. I examined these boys’ literacy practices in three contexts — home, community and school. Through observations, interviews and samplings of conversations at home, I found that school literacy dominated all three contexts and was used similarly in all three contexts. Additionally, parents were consciously reinforcing school literacy in the home. The three boys were reading, writing, speaking and listening at their expected grade level and appeared to be steadily progressing. Religion appeared to play an important role in supporting the children’s literacy development, consistent with the country’s Christian heritage. As previous research in other contexts (e.g., Marsh, 2003) has shown, home and community literacy practices remain largely unrecognized and untapped at school.
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An analysis of the effectiveness of the foreign corrupt practices act in combating corruption

Margeson, Grant Nicholas 13 October 2014 (has links)
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has a dual purpose of protecting United States businesses (and importantly, their investors) and combating corruption abroad. The latter purpose is the focus of this study. Reduced corruption has been linked to improving human rights conditions and supporting development projects; thus, if the FCPA reduces corruption, it can positively impact other United States' concerns. Given this importance, this study seeks to determine whether the FCPA reduces corruption in targeted countries. FCPA enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1998 to 2012 were compiled and allocated by country where the underlying bribery took place. The top ten countries from which the most FCPA enforcement actions arose were selected for individual case study. The level of corruption in each country was approximated with the World Bank's Control of Corruption Indicator (CCI) for the relevant time period of 1998 to 2012. The number of FCPA enforcement actions are compared to this CCI score to determine if the FCPA reduced corruption in those countries relative to countries without as many FCPA enforcement actions. This comparison, both individually and collectively, is not able to demonstrate that FCPA enforcement reduced levels of corruption in those countries that gave rise to the most enforcement actions. Thus, although the FCPA may be an important tool in the toolbox of international regulations the United States uses in combatting corruption, as well as promoting human rights and international development, it alone does not appear to significantly reduce corruption abroad. / text
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Leadership actions and structures superintendents believe to enhance superintendent longevity : a qualitative study

Russell, Susanna Vaulx 17 July 2014 (has links)
The modern American superintendency faces many challenges, including a national concern that there is a demonstrated shortage of qualified school superintendents in the United States. Reported superintendent tenure ranges from 2.5-4.8 years. Various research and anecdotal data identify and illustrate the complex factors influencing superintendent tenure, and in turn, organizational stability and student achievement. In Texas, superintendents identify strained relationships with the school board president, superintendent/school board communication and relations, and the inability to accomplish goals with the board as significant factors in their length of tenure. Superintendent success in creating and sustaining effective working relationships with his or her boards of trustees and various stakeholder groups is predictive of his or her longevity. Superintendents must successfully navigate interactions with their boards of trustees, as well as internal and external special interest groups, and the greater voting community. Studies abound, regarding causal factors in truncated superintendent tenure, as well as the intrinsic challenges of effectively managing the myriad functions of the superintendency. Those studies primarily focus on interactions with the school board, or describe failed superintendencies from a postmortem perspective. However, the research literature lacks qualitative studies that focus attention on successful superintendent leadership strategies, which have contributed to increased superintendent tenure, and have resulted in increased organizational stability and higher levels of student achievement. / text
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Three essays on the consequences of corporate misconducts

Sun, Zengyuan, 孙增元 January 2014 (has links)
abstract / Economics and Finance / Doctoral / Doctor of Philosophy

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