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  1. A MODULAR APPROACH FOR TEACHING CLASSICAL LITERATURE IN INNER-CITY HIGH SCHOOLS

    HOLT, BEN EDWARD

  2. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN IN MASSACHUSETTS

    WILE, MARY G
    In this study, the establishment of all-day kindergarten in Massachusetts was examined with particular emphasis on five areas: (1) the reasons for its establishment, (2) changes in goals and expectations, (3) areas of curricular importance and areas into which the additional time was put, (4) teaching materials purchased, and (5) problems with the establishment and maintenance of the program. Administrators in the fifteen communities with all-day kindergarten were interviewed. All kindergarten teachers in fourteen of these communities were sent questionnaires and from the responses, a random sample of teachers in eleven communities were also interviewed. The communities with all-day kindergarten...

  3. Ventas cervantinas: La tecnica dramatica y el engano de los sentidos. (Spanish text);

    Quinones-Roman, David L
    This dissertation concentrates upon the examination of the country-inns as a stage in the El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha where Cervantes develops his dramatic technique and also the theme of the delusion of the senses. It is divided in two parts, each of which corresponds to each part of Cervantes' work: that of 1605 and that of 1615. Each part is in turn divided into two chapters, with their respective subdivisions. The theme of the author's preoccupation with the meaning of life and human behavior at the inns is the subject of Chapter I, first part; and...

  4. Capillary column inverse gas chromatography (CCIGC) for the study of diffusion in polymer-solvent systems

    Arnould, Dominique Daniel
    Capillary Column Inverse Gas Chromatography (CCIGC) has been developed for accurate measurement of diffusion coefficients in polymer-solvent systems at conditions approaching infinite dilution of the volatile component. Measurements of diffusion coefficients have been made for a wide range of solvents in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc), and poly(p-methyl styrene) (PPMS). These data are analyzed using a free-volume theory of diffusion to investigate the effects of the solvent and the glass transition on the diffusion process. Experimental data for PPMA-solvent and PVAc-solvent systems clearly demonstrate that certain solvent molecules are able to move segmentally in these polymers. Some of the...

  5. Congruence between strategy, information technology and decision-making at the unit level: A comparison of U.S.A. and Canadian retail banks

    Clarke, Ruth
    The strategic management literature draws attention to the importance of congruence between strategy, technology strategy and structure, and the potential for disjuncture. Bearing this in mind, we developed a cross-national, exploratory, institutional study of the retail banking industry, focusing specifically on information technology implementation at the unit level. The study employs a dual methodological focus at two levels of analysis, with extensive, semi-structured interviews at the corporate and regional level, followed by a questionnaire at the unit, branch manager level. A response rate of 81% seems to imply a concern for the timeliness of the research. In both Canada and...

  6. Knowledge-based tutors: An artificial intelligence approach to education

    Woolf, Beverly Park
    A vehicle is suggested for bringing information technology into education. Knowledge-based systems are proposed as a way to explore, reason about, and synthesize large knowledge bases. These systems utilize resources such as artificial intelligence, multimedia, and electronic communication to reason about what, with whom, and how they should teach in order to tailor knowledge and communication to individual students. Teaching material does not consist of a repertoire of prespecified responses; rather, reasoning about the student and the complexity of the subject matter informs the system's response so that inferences made by the machine become key features of the system's response....

  7. Product realization for mechanical assemblies: A model for decision support

    Duffey, Michael Robert
    Product realization is a very complex, interdisciplinary process. At early design stages, decisions must be made not only about physical attributes of the design, but also about scheduling and resource allocation for many product and manufacturing engineering activities, as well as purchasing, finance, marketing, etc. Typically, complex interdependencies exist among these disparate activities, and it is difficult to predict how decisions will affect overall organizational objectives of low cost, high quality and short time-to-market. Many decision support needs in this process seem to fall in a gap between emerging design-for-manufacture models (which evaluate design attributes for cost of a specific...

  8. Vocational-technical education in Massachusetts: An examination of the African-American experience and prospects for change

    Moore, William Joseph
    This descriptive study presents strategies and recommendations that, if adopted and implemented effectively, can lead to a significant increase in the acknowledgment of the importance of vocational education in Massachusetts' Black communities, as well as lead to an increase in the number of minority youth expressing interest in vocational technical education. This will lead to prospects for change. A closer look will be taken at the quality of education being offered in various vocational technical schools and programs especially by minority parents, educators, and civic leaders. The pressure for quality in vocational education will be very great in Massachusetts' Black...

  9. Anatomy of the Gem OB1 molecular cloud complex

    Carpenter, John Michael
    I have conducted an extensive study of the Gem OB1 molecular cloud complex in order to determine the global morphology of the molecular gas and how the morphology is correlated with the distribution of embedded star forming regions. The distribution and properties of the molecular gas were determined through molecular line surveys in $\sp{12}$CO(J = 1-0), $\sp{13}$CO(J = 1-0), and CS(J = 2-1), and the embedded stellar content was traced using the IRAS point source catalog and a J, H, and K band imaging survey of a portion of the cloud complex. The global morphology of the cloud complex is...

  10. Pathogen indicator regrowth potential as a method to evaluate compost stability

    Soares, Hugo Moreira
    Many different processes have been used to treat sewage sludge. In terms of beneficial reuse, composting is one of the most important, because it stabilizes the organic matter and kills pathogens. There are many different parameters that can be analyzed to verify the progress of the composting process (as well as compost quality), such as solids analysis, C/N ratio, temperature evolution, oxygen uptake rate, and carbon availability. At present, none of these parameters can be used alone to characterize compost stability. Another aspect of compost quality that has received a lot of attention from both regulatory agencies and compost users...

  11. Star formation in Lynds 1641

    Allen, Lori Elaine
    We conducted an extensive multi-wavelength study of the nearest giant molecular cloud, L1641, with the goal of characterizing its stellar populations. At a distance of approximately 500 pc, L1641 provides an excellent opportunity for studying star formation over the entire range of stellar masses, and the star formation history in a region thought representative of those dominating stellar production in the Milky Way. Our approach combines imaging surveys at optical and infrared wavelengths with spectroscopic surveys at ${\lambda\lambda}6000-9000$A to measure stellar luminosities and effective temperatures. Stellar ages and masses are then estimated from comparison of L$\sb*$, T$\rm\sb{eff}$ with pre-main sequence...

  12. The Catholic lobby: The periphery dominated center, public opinion and American foreign policy, 1932-1962

    Moriarty, Thomas Michael
    This work examines the origins of the Cold War from the perspective of domestic American politics. Specifically, the role of the so-called "Catholic vote" in the New Deal coalition built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. Catholics comprised roughly one-quarter of the population and were concentrated in the major urban and industrial areas of the country. These were the same areas that dominated the electoral college and thus were of primary importance to anyone seeking national office or proposing national policy. FDR frequently modified his position on national issues if it appeared this "Catholic vote" might be jeopardized....

  13. The relationship of somatic awareness to creative process: An experimental phenomenological study

    Haas, Jeannine D
    The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to investigate how, if at all, participants, in a specially designed course, experience and understand the relationship between somatic awareness and their creative processes, and (2) to ascertain the value and effectiveness of this course, which emphasizes creative and somatic awareness processes and seeks to provide an atmosphere conducive to enhancing and fostering creativity. The researcher/teacher designed and implemented, at a university, a semester-long course and research project, in which seven women participated. The women, ages 20-51, were encouraged to do a daily practice of exercises designed to increase conscious awareness of...

  14. Reversed-phase liquid chromatography of neutral metal complexes, selenium and arsenic compounds

    Takuwa, David Tanyala
    The new stationary phases developed in HPLC need to be characterized to benefit from selectivities that may be offered by the newly developed columns. Such selectivities could be valuable in environmental analyses, drug development and other applications. This research was involved in the exploration of metal chelates as possible test probes in the characterization of columns. The metal complexes with aromatic rings gave satisfactory results and offered an opportunity of characterizing columns at longer detection wavelengths that may reduce interferences usually observed at the commonly used shorter wavelengths. Characterization of columns was performed on both silica-based and zirconia-based phases by...

  15. THE EFFECTS OF THERMAL ENVIRONMENTS AND SLEEP DEPRIVATION UPON CONCURRENTCENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL TASKS

    YOUNGLING, EDWARD WILLIAM

  16. PROFILE OF THE AMERICAN RIGHT: A CASE STUDY OF MICHIGAN

    LEVY, BURTON

  17. THE BIOLOGY AND LIFE HISTORY OF THE PORCUPINE (ERETHIZON DORSATUM) IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

    DODGE, WENDELL EVERETT

  18. DEVELOPMENT OF QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR INDIVIDUAL ANTHOCYANINS IN CRANBERRY AND CRANBERRY PRODUCTS

    FULEKI, TIBOR

  19. THE POE PERPLEX: A GUIDE TO THE TALES

    ARNOLD, JOHN WESLEY

  20. A DEVELOPMENTAL STUDY OF AESTHETIC PREFERENCES FOR REALISTIC AND NONOBJECTIVE PAINTINGS

    COFFEY, ANN WEISBERGER

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