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The Test Of English As A Foreign Language Sample Test As A Measure Of Adolescent Language Ability, Paul Gardiner Osborn Jan 1988

The Test Of English As A Foreign Language Sample Test As A Measure Of Adolescent Language Ability, Paul Gardiner Osborn

Theses and Dissertations

Relative performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Sample Test (TOEFL-ST) was explored in sixty native English speaking high school students. Subjects also were administered the Fullerton Language Test for Adolescents and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Revised. The TOEFL-ST was not difficult for this population, indicating that TOEFL tests taken by foreign speaking college students probably assess a level of native English competency well below the high school level. The three tests, including subtests, appear to measure a wide array of subdomains of language competency. The data do not support the conclusion that any of these ...


Is There A Significant Relationship Between Teacher Credibility And Teacher Effectiveness?, Blake D. Madsen Jan 1982

Is There A Significant Relationship Between Teacher Credibility And Teacher Effectiveness?, Blake D. Madsen

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis was designed to determine if a significant relationship exists between credibility and effectiveness in seminary teachers.
Teacher credibility was determined by an adaptation of McCroskey's semantic differential scales used for measuring teacher credibility. Teacher effectiveness was determined by a matching scripture test.
Chi square tests produced significant relationships between teacher credibility and the following: student religiosity, teacher influence and class attitude. The tests also produced significant relationships between teacher effectiveness and these variables: sex, student religiosity, teacher influence and class attitude. These relationships largely were what one would expect. The chi square test also produced a significant ...


Lds Church Educational Objectives And Motivational Influences For Seminary Attendance: A Comparative Analysis, Linda Brockbank Jan 1981

Lds Church Educational Objectives And Motivational Influences For Seminary Attendance: A Comparative Analysis, Linda Brockbank

Theses and Dissertations

This study addressed itself to identifying dominant motivational influences prompting seminary attendance of ninth and eleventh grade students living along the Wasatch Front in the state of Utah and to determine if these motivational influences were related to stated objectives of the LDS seminary program. The sample consisted of twelve randomly selected cluster groups of seminary classes from the Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo-Orem areas. Factors relative to stated objectives and to entertainment were incorporated in the survey questionnaire, Survey of Attendance Rationale, used for data collection. Data were collected in February 1981 and submitted to factor analysis, analysis ...


The Ses And Current Seminary Student Statements: A Descriptive Study, Cory William Bangerter Jan 1980

The Ses And Current Seminary Student Statements: A Descriptive Study, Cory William Bangerter

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to show that the present Student Evaluation of Seminary (SES) provides the seminary teacher with an inadequate estimate of his credibility in the classroom, as perceived by his students. To accomplish this goal, a list of student responses to questions about their seminary teachers was developed and analyzed. The results indicated that not all factors of teacher credibility as perceived by the seminary students were being measured by the SES.

Thirty-one students gave a total of 339 responses to the questions asked by the researcher. A comparison of the student statements to statements in ...


An Analysis Of The Problems In Obtaining And Maintaining Released Time For Seminary In The Central Idaho Seminary District, Arthur A. Bailey Jan 1975

An Analysis Of The Problems In Obtaining And Maintaining Released Time For Seminary In The Central Idaho Seminary District, Arthur A. Bailey

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the problems encountered by Latter-day Saints in establishing released time privileges for the Central Idaho Seminary District. A careful examination of minutes of state and local school boards, of L.D.S. Church Boards of Education, and of local seminary histories plus personal interviews determined which problems had been resolved.
The major problems were 1) whether released time was constitutional; 2) whether high school credit should be given for religious instruction; 3) getting good ethical men to serve on school boards; 4) creating good working relationships between public school and the seminary; and 5) overcoming the feeling ...


Reasons For Non-Enrollment And Low Attendance In Lds Early Morning Seminary At Minneapolis-St. Paul, Wayne P. Smith Jan 1975

Reasons For Non-Enrollment And Low Attendance In Lds Early Morning Seminary At Minneapolis-St. Paul, Wayne P. Smith

Theses and Dissertations

This study sought to determine why only about one half of the potential Latter-day Saint students in grades nine through twelve in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area enroll in early morning seminary each year, why so many students attended poorly or discontinued part way through 1973-74, and what effect the increase in the price of gasoline had on attendance. About 40 percent of the potential students and their parents, all eight of their bishops, and all thirteen seminary teachers responded to a mailed questionnaire.

The main reasons for non-enrollment were inactivity in the LDS Church, disinterest in seminary, and difficulty finding ...


A Study To Determine The Possible Influence Of Public School Curriculum Development On Course Outlines Used By The Released-Time Seminary Program Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Merrill Dean Briggs Jan 1974

A Study To Determine The Possible Influence Of Public School Curriculum Development On Course Outlines Used By The Released-Time Seminary Program Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Merrill Dean Briggs

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis was to analyze and compare the influence of secular educational philosophy upon the curriculum of the seminaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In order to do this it was necessary to review and record the development of secular educational philosophy and curriculum. This was followed by writing the development of the educational philosophy and New Testament curriculum of the seminaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Next a comparison was made of the influence of the secular philosophies and curricula upon the religious educational philosophy and the New ...


A Study To Determine The Understanding Of The Nature And Mission Of Jesus Christ By Third Year Seminary Graduates Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Terry R. Baker Jan 1973

A Study To Determine The Understanding Of The Nature And Mission Of Jesus Christ By Third Year Seminary Graduates Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Terry R. Baker

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to determine what degree of understanding third year graduates of the SLVN Seminary District had of the nature and mission of Christ.

The study was composed of a random sample of 200 third year seminary graduates. Each participant answered a questionnaire designed to test his understanding of the nature and mission of Christ. The responses were tabulated and presented in written and illustrative form.

The students met the minimum established standard of 75% in four of the five concepts which they were questioned concerning the nature of Christ. The students met the minimum established ...


A Study To Determine Reasons Why Lds Students Were Not Enrolled In Lds Seminary In The Southern Alberta Seminary District During 1970-71, Robert Owen Mcclung Jan 1972

A Study To Determine Reasons Why Lds Students Were Not Enrolled In Lds Seminary In The Southern Alberta Seminary District During 1970-71, Robert Owen Mcclung

Theses and Dissertations

Religious education in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as given by the seminaries is to help youth achieve a meaningful testimony that God lives, Jesus is the Christ, and Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. The purpose of this study was to determine why some youth were not taking advantage of this training by enrolling in seminary.
It was determined that the teachers were a negligible reason for lack of enrollment. Rather, the reasons stemmed more from a lack of awareness of the nature of the seminary program by some priesthood leaders, by the youth and ...


A Study Of A Teaching Method Called Seminary Bowl, Max G. Hirschi Jan 1972

A Study Of A Teaching Method Called Seminary Bowl, Max G. Hirschi

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is a study of the development, use and value of a method of teaching the scriptures called Seminary Bowl from its beginning in 1964-65 to the present day.

The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which the full-time teachers of the seminary program are using Seminary Bowl and to have teachers and students evaluate this method of teaching the scriptures.

The results of this study have shown that both teachers and students alike feel very favorably towards Seminary Bowl as a method of teaching the scriptures. The results also show that although there are ...


The Development Of Structured Situations For Role-Playing In The Lds Department Of Seminaries And Institutes Of Religion, Roy E. Welty Jan 1972

The Development Of Structured Situations For Role-Playing In The Lds Department Of Seminaries And Institutes Of Religion, Roy E. Welty

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to:
1. Provide information on the uses of role-playing that show its relationship to religious education.
2. Provide information on how to develop role-playing situations and use them in educational settings.
3. Develop some sample situations which may be used by other teachers.


A Validation Study Of An Instructional Design Which Attempts To Teach The Concept Of Faith To Seventeen Mentally Retarded (I.Q.'S 50-75) Seminary Students Of The South Salt Lake Seminary District During The Spring Of 1970, Roger Hendrix Jan 1971

A Validation Study Of An Instructional Design Which Attempts To Teach The Concept Of Faith To Seventeen Mentally Retarded (I.Q.'S 50-75) Seminary Students Of The South Salt Lake Seminary District During The Spring Of 1970, Roger Hendrix

Theses and Dissertations

Recognizing a need to develop religious instructional material for mentally retarded seminary students of the L.D.S. Church, this study was designed to validate an instructional model set up to teach the concept of faith.

Thirty-four mentally retarded seminary students were randomly assigned to six control groups and six experimental groups. Each group was given a sixteen question pre-test. Then, the next day each experimental group was given instructional treatment and the post-test, while the control groups only received the post-test. The Study was geared for a two hour period of time. Results obtained from the analysis of covariance ...


The Establishment Of An Instructional Materials Program And Center In The Snake River Seminary District With Guidelines And Recommendations, Wayne Ray Doman Jan 1971

The Establishment Of An Instructional Materials Program And Center In The Snake River Seminary District With Guidelines And Recommendations, Wayne Ray Doman

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this project was to establish an instructional materials program and center in the Snake River Seminary District to provide the equipment, materials, and technical skill necessary to enable local production of teacher conceived instructional aids. This was accomplished only after a majority of the teachers had, by a demonstration, been convinced of their need for production facilities.

The equipment and services to be included in the IMC were determined by a survey of teachers' desires and by recommendations from the District Audiovisual Committee, and then funds were raised by a special district project to procure them.

The ...


An Investigation Of The Use Of Home Study Materials Within The Classroom As An Aid To The Part-Time, Non-Professional Lds Seminary Teacher, Weston F. Killpack Jan 1970

An Investigation Of The Use Of Home Study Materials Within The Classroom As An Aid To The Part-Time, Non-Professional Lds Seminary Teacher, Weston F. Killpack

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of seminary home study materials within the early morning seminary classroom as a supplementary aid to the teacher, measuring changes in student's attitude, church activity, and knowledge of the New Testament.

The sample consisted of 130 students in experimental and control groups in six early morning seminary classes in the San Diego, California area during the 1968-69 school year. Six teachers participated in the study and an instrument was used as a pre and a post test to evaluate progress. The data was tabulated by an IBM computer.

It ...


Attitudes Of Lds Seminary Students Toward Different Methods Of Grading, Rex L. Coles Jan 1970

Attitudes Of Lds Seminary Students Toward Different Methods Of Grading, Rex L. Coles

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was twofold: to determine the attitudes of students toward different parts and methods of grading in LDS Seminary, and to determine if significant differences exist in attitudes of students toward their class and teacher when using different methods of grading including a suggested method.

The study reported the areas most preferred by students about grading and the areas least preferred. It reported the evaluation of the suggested method of grading including those areas of most value to the students and those of least value.

The suggested method of grading helped to raise the subjects' grades ...


A Study Of Basic Philosophies Of Seminary Teachers Determined By The Ames Philosophical Belief Inventory, V. Mack Sumner Jan 1970

A Study Of Basic Philosophies Of Seminary Teachers Determined By The Ames Philosophical Belief Inventory, V. Mack Sumner

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there were differences in the basic philosophies of Seminary Teachers who were ranked highest and lowest by experienced coordinators. It also sought to determine which philosophical background was associated with the most successful teachers, and which with the least successful.

Seminary teachers of three districts were surveyed by the Ames Inventory, and each coordinator identified his ten most successful and least successful teachers. The results of the Inventory and the teacher rankings were tabulated and compared, using Chi Square analysis to determine if differences were significant.

The findings indicated ...


A Study Of Teacher, Principal, Coordinator Perception Of The Role Of A Latter-Day Saint Seminary Principal, Richard A. Vehar Jan 1970

A Study Of Teacher, Principal, Coordinator Perception Of The Role Of A Latter-Day Saint Seminary Principal, Richard A. Vehar

Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to determine the perceptions of teachers, principals and coordinators in the LDS Seminaries along the Wasatch Front of Utah as they relate to (a) the role of the seminary principal and (b) the actual performance of seminary principals.


The Role Of The Seminary Teacher As A Counselor As Judged By Stake Presidents, Bishops, And Seminary Teachers, George M. Peacock Jan 1970

The Role Of The Seminary Teacher As A Counselor As Judged By Stake Presidents, Bishops, And Seminary Teachers, George M. Peacock

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the counseling role of the seminary teacher. Answers to the following were sought:
1. Are there significant differences in the counseling role of the seminary teacher as seen by members of stake presidencies and bishops, and as seen by seminary teachers themselves?
2. Is there a consensus among teachers and Church leaders concerning the counseling role of the seminary teacher?
3. What is the counseling role of the seminary teacher?

The following conclusions were drawn:
1. There were significant differences on six of the twenty-five items. No pattern of difference was shown ...


A Research Of A Proposed Independent Study Method Used In The Seminary Classroom, Robert Porcaro Jan 1969

A Research Of A Proposed Independent Study Method Used In The Seminary Classroom, Robert Porcaro

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to see if there would be any advantage in using the phase teaching method of independent study in the LDS seminary classroom and to measure changes in student's attitude, knowledge, and behavior toward seminary taught lessons.


The Relationship Of Church Activity Of Parents Of Lds Seminary Students To The Attendance Of Seminary Students At Church, Ronald D. Firth Jan 1968

The Relationship Of Church Activity Of Parents Of Lds Seminary Students To The Attendance Of Seminary Students At Church, Ronald D. Firth

Theses and Dissertations

It has been observed that not all L.D.S. Seminary students are active in church attendance. There is little doubt in the minds of educators that parents affect a great deal the activities of their children.

The purpose of the study was to learn what relationship, if any, existed between a seminary student's church attendance and the church activities of his parents, and to find out which, if any, of five specific areas of parental church activity had the most positive effect on a student's church attendance.

Based on his experience in the church, the writer chose ...


A Study Of The Subject-Matter Preparation Of Full-Time Teachers In The Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Dee Lufkin Risenmay Jan 1968

A Study Of The Subject-Matter Preparation Of Full-Time Teachers In The Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Dee Lufkin Risenmay

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine as far as possible the extent of the subject-matter preparation of full-time seminary teachers in the areas of Book of Mormon, Old Testament, New Testament, and Church history and doctrine.
Answers to the following questions were sought:
1. How many semester hours of college credit have the teachers received in the areas of Book of Mormon, Old Testament, New Testament, and Church history and doctrine?
2. To what extent have the Standard Works been studied by the teachers?
3. How many books which were considered to be basic sources have been read ...


A Study Of The Lds Coordinator Program, Carl J. Olsen Jr. Jan 1968

A Study Of The Lds Coordinator Program, Carl J. Olsen Jr.

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis was to study the effectiveness of the coordinator in the LDS Seminary in carrying out his responsibilities. Special emphasis was placed upon the coordinator's influence over the teachers placed under his jurisdiction.


A Proposed Program For Adjusting The Released-Time Seminary Program Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints To Three Major Flexible Scheduling Programs, Wallace Dea Montague Jan 1967

A Proposed Program For Adjusting The Released-Time Seminary Program Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints To Three Major Flexible Scheduling Programs, Wallace Dea Montague

Theses and Dissertations

Whenever a public school modifies its scheduling program it has a direct effect upon any released-time program affiliated with the school. This study was undertaken, therefore, to determine the adjustment necessary in the released-time seminary program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in order to make that program compatible with three major flexible scheduling programs: (1) the Period Exchange of Rotating Period Program as used in the Cedar City High School, Cedar City, Utah, (2) the Modular Schedule as typified by the Stanford School Scheduling System (SSSS) and used in Roy High School, Roy, Utah, and (3 ...


The Effect Of Increased Teacher Knowledge Of Student Characteristics On Student Attitudes And Achievement, Sherman D. Harward Jan 1967

The Effect Of Increased Teacher Knowledge Of Student Characteristics On Student Attitudes And Achievement, Sherman D. Harward

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to study the effects of increased teacher knowledge of students' individual characteristics on students' religious attitudes and achievement in Seminary. It was based upon the rationale that when teachers have more knowledge of each student's characteristics, they can be more effective in planning for individual needs. One result will be that students' behavior and attitudes will be affected positively because their needs are more fully satisfied and interests more effectively utilized.


A Study Of The Attitudes Of Latter-Day Saint Seminary Students Toward Certain Church Standards Of Dress And Conduct, Alfred Lawrence Pace Iii Jan 1967

A Study Of The Attitudes Of Latter-Day Saint Seminary Students Toward Certain Church Standards Of Dress And Conduct, Alfred Lawrence Pace Iii

Theses and Dissertations

Standards of dress and conduct of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are presented to the youth in a variety of ways. Although these standards are all important, the seminary youth do not consider them to have equal relevance in their own personal lives; for they are concerned with particular standards, in particular ways, and at particular times. While some attempts have been made to solicit their views pertaining to such standards, most studies to date have not dealt with material which has been published and made available to all of the youth of the Church. Since teachers ...


An Analysis Of The Effect Of Seminary Instruction Upon Certain Attitudes Of Students Who Enroll For Reasons Other Than Personal Desire, Kent R. Garner Jan 1966

An Analysis Of The Effect Of Seminary Instruction Upon Certain Attitudes Of Students Who Enroll For Reasons Other Than Personal Desire, Kent R. Garner

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was two fold: (1) to determine if there was a significant difference in attitude toward the church and certain of its teachings and practices between those who were pressured into taking seminary and those who enrolled because they wanted to and (2) to compare the change in attitude of the students who were pressured into seminary with the change in attitude of the students who were not pressured into seminary after completing their first year.


A Study Of The Concerns Of Eleventh And Twelfth Grade Seminary Students By Sex And Grade In Areas Covered By The Thirty-Five Directional Objectives Of The Lds Seminary System, M. Richard Maxfield Jan 1965

A Study Of The Concerns Of Eleventh And Twelfth Grade Seminary Students By Sex And Grade In Areas Covered By The Thirty-Five Directional Objectives Of The Lds Seminary System, M. Richard Maxfield

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the concerns of eleventh and twelfth grade L.D.S. Seminary students in areas covered by each of the thirty-five directional objectives of the L.D.S. Seminary System and to determine whether significant differences occur on the basis of grade and sex. A student inventory was constructed to measure concerns. The question of which directional objectives cause the greatest concern was to be answered for each male and female, junior and senior group. Five null hypotheses were formulated hypothesizing no differences in concerns between juniors and seniors, male and female groups ...


A Study To Determine What Caused Students To Discontinue Attending The Burley Seminary Before Obtaining A Fourth-Year Certificate 1961-1965, Charles Durrell Salisbury Jan 1965

A Study To Determine What Caused Students To Discontinue Attending The Burley Seminary Before Obtaining A Fourth-Year Certificate 1961-1965, Charles Durrell Salisbury

Theses and Dissertations

It was the writer's purpose to determine the reason students discontinued seminary before obtaining a fourth-year certificate from the Burley L. D. S. Seminary between the years 1961-1965. In addition to this, means of helping to solve the problems of the students who discontinued seminary were sought. Questionnaires were sent to 92 students who had discontinued seminary; a questionnaire was also given to 61 students who were still in seminary. The results of these questionnaires were tabulated by the Brigham Young University Data Processing Service. Of the 92 students who discontinued seminary and received questionnaires, 66 (70 per cent ...


A Study Of The Concerns Of Tenth And Eleventh Grade Seminary Students About The Thirty Five Directional Objectives Of The Lds Seminary System, Lemar Olyn Hanson Jan 1965

A Study Of The Concerns Of Tenth And Eleventh Grade Seminary Students About The Thirty Five Directional Objectives Of The Lds Seminary System, Lemar Olyn Hanson

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine whether LDS sophomore and junior seminary students have significant differences of concern about concepts and attitudes contained in each of the thirty-five Directional Objectives which guide the curriculum of the Seminary System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The study involved LDS Seminary students from the Burley, Idaho; Arimo, Idaho and Ogden (Weber) Utah seminaries, and consisted of 164 sophomore and 109 junior students.

An instrument was developed called the Student Inventory. It consisted of statements of concern expressed by a cross section of seminary students about the thirty-five ...


A Comparison Of A Selected Group Of Lds Seminary Teachers In Relation To Nine Criteria For Measuring Religious Maturity, Gilbert W. Hull Jan 1965

A Comparison Of A Selected Group Of Lds Seminary Teachers In Relation To Nine Criteria For Measuring Religious Maturity, Gilbert W. Hull

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis was designed as a follow up of a study completed in 1959 which developed nine criteria for measuring religious maturity. The objective of this study was to develop a scale based on the nine criteria and administer it to seminary teachers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to explore the possibility of measuring differences in religious maturity. It was assumed that younger teachers who obtained a degree in a human behaviorally-oriented field of study would show the greatest level of religious maturity.