This 9-month training program for paraprofessionals started in June 1969 with a 6-week summer session, followed by fall and spring semesters in 1969 and 1970. Its objectives were to train indigenous nonprofessionals as teacher aide assistants for employment in inner city and ghetto schools, to meet the current shortage of certificated bilingual teachers, and to pinpoint the need for community colleges to come to terms with the work-study approach to training programs. The 36 participants came from low-income minority groups, with approximately 50 percent black and 50 percent Chicano; only two were men. They were drawn from ten Los Angeles school districts, Head Start agencies, the Pasadena Commission on Human Need and Opportunity, and Pasadena City College, the host institution. Problems were encountered in obtaining professional participation and cooperation from agencies, particularly in the attempt to encourage differentiated staffing and the increased use of paraprofessionals. The limited scope of the program precluded any major impact and it was not possible to discover any real impact on the school districts or on the trainees themselves. Some of the problems may be resolved in the 1970 program. There are 12 appendixes, including details of the objectives, correspondence, minutes of committee meetings, and the final evaluations of the trainees. (MBM)
Published on 11/22/2015
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This study explored what impact mothers having doctorates and being professors has on their children. A survey of 55 women professors with doctoral degrees was conducted, examining number of children, age and marital status, variables related to doctoral degrees, institutional variables, rank and tenure status, position descriptors and related responsibilities, considerations when seeking a position, advantages and disadvantages of a doctorate from children's and mother's perspectives, and support systems. Twice as many respondents were currently married as were divorced, and 5.5 percent had never been married. Numbers of children ranged from 1 to 6. Average number of hours in a typical workday ranged from 6 to 15, with most respondents putting in 9-12 hours. The average hours in a workday for nonparents ranged from 8-11 hours, while average hours for parents ranged from 6-15. Advantages of the mothers' doctorate, perceived by their children, included pride in the mother's position, the children's limitless potential for development, and the family emphasis on education. Advantages cited by mothers were financial considerations and knowledge of the ins and outs of the higher education system. Disadvantages included lack of time, stress, and not being as "domestic" as they would like. Women with doctorates would benefit from better support systems in general and better financial support. (JDD)
Published on 10/24/2014
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Published on 01/03/2018
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...a temporary loan/grant application submitted to the US Urban Renewal Administration seeking funds to carry out an urban renewal project in Boston's South End neighborhood; includes: area measurement in acres by type of land use; data on building conditions (some by type of building); descriptions of environmental deficiencies; justification for the project; a list of buildings in sound condition to be acquired (with assessed value); boundary description; objectives of the plan; addresses of other buildings to be acquired; land use and building requirements; landscape requirements; urban design objectives; street and community facility and infrastructure improvements; detailed analysis of residential structures; a letter from May John F. Collins listing home improvements that can be made without an increase in tax assessments; typical rehabilitation costs; report on citizen participation; a land acquisition report (by address); detailed relocation report; estimated costs; a BRA resolution and much more supporting documentation; twelve large folded map have the following titles: 1) Property Map, 2) Proposed Land Use, 3) Re-use Parcels, 4) Zone District Changes, 5) Proposed Rights-of-Way, 6) Proposed Treatment Areas, 7) Building Deficiencies, 8) Building Conditions, 9) Existing Land Use, 10) Existing Zone Districts, 11) Proposed Zone Districts and 12) Illustrative Site Plan; dates of the maps vary, some maps have more than one edition with revisions, in some cases through 1975; this item was in the BRA collection..
Published on 03/01/2010
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The development phase of the project, designed to produce occupational and job cluster curricula for the field of construction in grades 9-12, took place from July 1971 through December 1972. Two exploration-level documents and two sets of preparation-level documents were to be developed. The project staff, assisted by an advisory committee, selected a 10-step plan for production of the instructional materials incorporating national and international research and consultation with the educational and industrial fields. A specifically designed field test was conducted for one and one-half school years by a national advisory committee in three school districts which met the selection criteria. Evaluations and recommendations throughout the project came from: the advisory committee members; field test visitations; interviews with students, teachers, counselors, and administrators; and status reports from instructors, counselors, and administrators. Eight basic recommendations which were incorporated into the final products dealt with: need for illustrations in student manuals (including women and minorities), reduced size and bulk of the documents, use of simple language in student manuals, and expansion of exploration segments in instructor's guide. Appended are advisory committee and consultant lists, names of field testing schools, and visitation agendas. (Author/MS)
Published on 05/15/2015
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This document describes a Polish program that enables students and teachers to experience state government on a personal level. Fifty students and ten teachers were invited to Warsaw (Poland) for five days to participate in didactic games, simulations, and meetings with social activists, politicians, civil servants, and journalists. The project's evaluation examined these experiences closely, describing activities and reactions from participants along with shortcomings of the project. Chapters include: (1) "'Civis Polonus' Project Proposal"; (2) "Sources of Finance"; (3) "Participants Recruitment"; (4) "Detailed Project Timetable"; (5) "The Project As Seen By the Participants and the Organizers"; (6) "Evaluation of the Project's Organization"; (7) "Evaluation of the Substance of the Project"; (8) "Evaluations of the Participants' Behavior"; (9) "Plans for the Future"; and (10) "Recapitulation." An appendix includes the statute of the "Civis Polonus" Foundation and the program's evaluation. (EH)
Published on 10/12/2014
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Star Atlas plotting stars down to Magnitude 7.25, including double-stars (marked with a horizontal bar) and 550 DSOs. This is a full color version including different colors and symbols for DSOs, and a representation of the Milky Way. There are 20 primary charts, and one supplemental chart (11a for the Virgo - Coma Berenices region, plotted to Magnitude 8.5). An Object Index is available: https://archive.org/details/Mag_7_Atlas_Object_index
Published on 04/24/2007
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Published on 08/15/2008
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KM3NeT is a deep-sea research infrastructure being constructed in the Mediterranean Sea. It will be installed at three sites: KM3NeT-Fr, offshore Toulon, France, KM3NeT-It, offshore Portopalo di Capo Passero, Sicily (Italy) and KM3NeT-Gr, offshore Pylos, Peloponnese, Greece. It will host the next generation Cherenkov neutrino telescope and nodes for a deep sea multidisciplinary observatory, providing oceanographers, marine biologists, and geophysicists with real time measurements. The neutrino telescope will search for Galactic and extra-Galactic sources of neutrinos, complementing IceCube in its field of view. The detector will have a modular structure and consists of six building blocks, each including about one hundred Detection Units (DUs). Each DU will be equipped with 18 multi-PMT digital optical modules. The first phase of construction has started and shore and deep-sea infrastructures hosting the future KM3NeT detector are being prepared in France near Toulon and in Italy, near Capo Passero in Sicily. The technological solutions for KM3NeT and the expected performance of the detector are presented and discussed.
Published on 06/30/2018
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Published on 12/30/2018
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