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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: ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION

Marshall, Neleffra 11 January 2007 (has links)
This study was a heuristic, descriptive case study of the Alternative Certification Program in 4 central Florida counties. The purpose of this study was to: (a) identify the awareness of the existence of the reported alternative certification components implemented by 4 counties in Florida, and identify any additional components; (b) determine the importance of the targeted teaching criteria needed for successful teaching as identified in the literature to the ACP teacher, principal and coordinator; (c) determine the advantages/disadvantages of the program as viewed by the ACP participants, principals, and coordinators; (d) identify how many of the 4 counties kept data on participants entering and leaving the program; (e) determine how many participants exited the ACP before completion; and (f) identify if a particular subject area had a higher percentage of ACP teachers. The study was based on data gathered using the Alternative Certification Program Survey, a survey created by the researcher. The population for this study was 4 public school districts in central Florida. The completed surveys yielded a usable return rate of 41% (N= 258). The researcher conducted the data analysis. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. Results were presented as a whole, as well as disaggregated and presented by county. Analysis of the data revealed: (a) that the awareness of the ACP components varied between counties and respondent groups of teacher participants, principals, and coordinators; (b) the teachers and principals did not agree on rating the importance of the teaching criteria needed for an ACP teacher to be successful, and the coordinators rated all the criteria equally; (c) the perceptions of advantages of the ACP differed between the teacher participants, principals, and coordinators; (d) the perceptions of disadvantages of the ACP differed between the teacher participants, principals, and coordinators; (e) three of the counties kept entrance and exit data on the ACP; (f) one county had <1% non-completion rate for ACP participants; and (g) highest number of ACP participants were entering into the subject areas of math and science. Conclusions, recommendations for future research, and recommendations for alternative certification in central Florida were made. One recommendation for further research was for a study to be replicated with ACP teachers hired for another school year, and repeated in future years, to gather information concerning awareness of the existence of the ACP components, importance of teaching criteria needed for successful teaching, and advantages/disadvantages of the program as perceived by the teacher participants, principals, and coordinators. Another recommendation for future research was to replicate and conduct this study in other Florida counties in order to compare results with those of this study concerning the Alternative Certification Program. / Ed.D. / Department of Educational Research, Technology and Leadership / Education / Educational Leadership
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The Myth of CCIE Certification: The practical effect from the perspective of individual and organization

Chung, Mengta 11 September 2006 (has links)
This qualitative study examines the practical effect of CCIE certification in individual and organization levels, in response to the following questions: why should an well experienced network engineer be certified? What can a company benefit from certified network engineers? Data for this study were collected through semi-structured interviews. Participants included students, network engineers,career changers and managers. The results indicate that obtaining this certification help little regarding job seeking and promotion. Participants from organizational level suggest that certification plays a less important role, compared with experience, in criteria of recruitment. The discussion of this study also provides recommendations for organizations and certification candidates.
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Quality of cause of death certification at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

Nojilana, Beatrice. January 2008 (has links)
<p>&quot / Cause of death certification continues to be a useful tool in obtaining demographic, epidemiological and legal information. However errors in death certification are widespread and range from incomplete certificates to inaccurate causes and manners of death. The accuracy of the immediate and underlying causes of death listed on the death certificate depends to a large extent on the doctor and his or her understanding of the guidelines for reporting immediate and underlying causes of death. In 1998, South Africa adopted a new death certificate as per the format proposed by WHO. However, several studies have identified problems in the quality of cause of death certification. Furthermore, analysis of cause of death data suggested extensive underreporting of HIV as an underlying cause of death...&quot / </p>
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Allgemeine Falschbeurkundung : ([Paragraphen] 271-273 RStGB.) /

Loeb, Lucian, January 1914 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Universität Heidelberg, 1914. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 5-8).
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Quality of cause of death certification at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

Nojilana, Beatrice. January 2008 (has links)
<p>&quot / Cause of death certification continues to be a useful tool in obtaining demographic, epidemiological and legal information. However errors in death certification are widespread and range from incomplete certificates to inaccurate causes and manners of death. The accuracy of the immediate and underlying causes of death listed on the death certificate depends to a large extent on the doctor and his or her understanding of the guidelines for reporting immediate and underlying causes of death. In 1998, South Africa adopted a new death certificate as per the format proposed by WHO. However, several studies have identified problems in the quality of cause of death certification. Furthermore, analysis of cause of death data suggested extensive underreporting of HIV as an underlying cause of death...&quot / </p>
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Quality of cause of death certification at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town

Nojilana, Beatrice January 2008 (has links)
Magister Public Health - MPH / Cause of death certification continues to be a useful tool in obtaining demographic, epidemiological and legal information. However errors in death certification are widespread and range from incomplete certificates to inaccurate causes and manners of death. The accuracy of the immediate and underlying causes of death listed on the death certificate depends to a large extent on the doctor and his or her understanding of the guidelines for reporting immediate and underlying causes of death. In 1998, South Africa adopted a new death certificate as per the format proposed by WHO. However, several studies have identified problems in the quality of cause of death certification. Furthermore, analysis of cause of death data suggested extensive underreporting of HIV as an underlying cause of death. / South Africa
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Medical Marijuana Certification, a CME Educational Module, and the Correlation between the two on “high volume” Certifiers in Arizona.

Anand, Keshav 04 1900 (has links)
A Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine. / In 2010, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act was passed which required the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) to establish a medical marijuana program. Since the institution of the program, AZDHS has monitored the “top 24” frequent certifiers for medicinal marijuana who in 2012 accounted for 75% of the total number of marijuana certifications in the state. ADHS contracted with the University Of Arizona College Of Public Health to create a CME module to educate physicians about the medical marijuana act and their responsibilities. Objective: To determine the composition of physicians completing the CME module, to assess the number of certifications written by these physicians, and to understand the trend that has occurred. Results: Among those individuals completing the training module, 25 physicians were identified by ADHS as having certified patients both before and after the module completion. Those 25 physicians account for 8782 certifications prior to the module and 28131 certifications after the institution of the module, a significant increase (p <0.0001). The results are surprising as we expected this number to decrease on the assumption that physicians are over certifying and not cross referencing the Board of Controlled Substances and taking the CME module would educate them on these topics. Hence this study demonstrates that further research is necessary in analyzing physician behavior with regards to medical marijuana certifications, with education of physicians playing a critical role.
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Teacher certification in the South: A preliminary study

Unknown Date (has links)
"Of all the problems that confront the forces of education today, none seems more pressing or of greater importance than that of securing and retaining an adequate number of properly trained teachers to carry forward the tremendous educational task that is ours- that of improving instruction in each and every classroom so as to better insure each child's securing the instruction necessary to enable him to live most abundantly in the society in which he finds himself. To secure this objective, the state uses "teacher certification" as one means of attempting to guarantee that each child's education is guided and directed by professionally trained and qualified teachers"--Introduction. / "August, 1953." / Typescript. / "Submitted to the Graduate Council of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science." / Advisor: W. Edwards, Professor Directing Paper. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 39-41).
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The customer satisfaction study of certification service - SGS company as an example

Tsai, Fu-ching 26 July 2004 (has links)
The purpose of business is to pursue the growth of benefit. The organizations have to understand the perception of customer satisfaction concerning the products or services are meet to the customer¡¦s needs and wants, and / or to adjust or improve the operation process, even surpass customer¡¦s expectation. The development of Taiwan¡¦s industrial structure had stridden across agriculture and manufacturing sector to service sector in 20 century. The ISO series certification was the main stream of management in Taiwan in 1990s. In the free economic market that consumers ask for quality & satisfaction more and more. The certification body is a professional service firm. They have to compete with good audit quality and meet to the customer satisfaction. For continuous operation and enlarge the customer number that customer survey is the directly and usefully method to monitor and analysis. The objective of this study is to found out the development what one of the certification body in Taiwan who how to do the customer satisfaction oriented business. Through several variables such as perception quality¡Bexpectation¡Bimage¡Bvalue added to observe the change of customer satisfaction. The results of this study including that 1. The industry sector & size of customer did not significant influence the certification satisfaction. 2. The variables such as perception quality¡Bexpectation¡Bperception value¡Bimage¡Bvalue added were obvious influence the certification satisfaction. Among the variables, perception value¡Bimage¡Bexpectation were more important than others. As a customer oriented certification body shall focus on the audit quality and create audit value to the customer to increase value for money perception. Also the administrative process was one of the important issue when conduct audit such as advice notice and quick response of customer¡¦s request. Besides the management training & advisory not the main influence upon the certification satisfaction. Key words: certification¡Bcertification body¡Bcustomer satisfaction
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Benefits of Student Certification: A Study of Automotive Service Managers

Church, W. Mark 08 March 2007 (has links)
Virginia and other states recognize the need for a technically trained workforce and have implemented directives that promote student credentialing. Certifications and other forms of credentialing are used to prove that the recipient has met a predetermined level of competence or mastery of a skill or subject. This study looks specifically at the automotive industry's Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. The primary research question is: Is there a perceived benefit of ASE certification? In addition, two subset questions are explored. The first subset question is (1) Does the ASE certification provide benefits to the employers? And second, (2) do the employers see a benefit of ASE certification to the technicians as compared to those without credentials? This study attempts to answer these questions by polling Virginia automobile service managers regarding their perceptions of the benefits of ASE certification. A sample of 130 dealership service managers was selected at random from the 2006 Virginia Automobile Dealer Association (VADA) Membership Directory. The VADA has 602 franchised dealerships within the Commonwealth of Virginia. A corresponding sample of 130 independent service managers was selected by matching the zip codes of chosen dealerships with an internet phone directory search. The dealership service manager group had four surveys returned as undeliverable or the dealership was out of business. This leaves them with 126 potential participants. The independent service manager group had seven surveys returned as undeliverable or the service center was no longer in business. This leaves them with 123 potential participants. One hundred seventy-eight surveys were returned giving a 71% overall return rate. Automotive technicians are employed at either dealerships or independent service centers. It is hypothesized that the perceptions of ASE certification benefits by the two groups are significantly different from each other. A t test was conducted regarding the difference between the unweighted composite mean scores of dealership service managers and independent service managers regarding both benefits to the employers and again regarding benefits to the technicians. The tests support the hypothesis that there was a significant difference between the perceptions of the two groups. The study concludes that these groups perceive there are moderate benefits to the employer and moderate benefits to the technician; however, the dealership and independent service managers differ in their level of agreement in both categories. Dealership service managers agreed more than independent service managers that there were benefits. / Ph. D.

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