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Bootstrap Blues, Hannah M. Frantz '13 2014 Gettysburg College

Bootstrap Blues, Hannah M. Frantz '13

SURGE

Meet David*. In mid-January, he came to the small town Iowa elementary school where I work. David has attended more schools in the two years since he started school than I have in my lifetime. In fact, the school he just moved from only has four days of attendance listed on his record. David moves so often because he’s homeless. His situation is not what we may stereotypically think of as “homeless”—you wouldn’t see him on the streets or even in soup kitchens. Instead, David stays with his mother, and they couch surf from one home to ...


Family And Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator's Perception Of Integration Of Reading Skill Instruction, FREDERICK POLKINGHORNE, Sally E. Arnett-Hartwick 2014 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Family And Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator's Perception Of Integration Of Reading Skill Instruction, Frederick Polkinghorne, Sally E. Arnett-Hartwick

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine family and consumer sciences (FACS) teacher educators’ perceptions on the integration of reading skill instruction in secondary FACS courses. Background: As a result of low national reading scores and legislation, family and consumer sciences (FACS) teachers are being challenged to explicitly teach reading into course curricula but feel untrained to do so. Therefore, this demonstrates that FACS teachers know the value of literacy integration, but lack pedagogical skills too successfully and explicitly integrate literacy in the FACS curriculum. This draws attention to the preparation of FACS teachers, moreover FACS teacher educators ...


Correlations Between Parents' Academic Achievements, Emerging Adult Children's Perception Of Their Parents' Socio-Economic Status And The Educational Attainment Of The Emerging Adult Children, Iris Michelle Young-Clark 2014 Iowa State University

Correlations Between Parents' Academic Achievements, Emerging Adult Children's Perception Of Their Parents' Socio-Economic Status And The Educational Attainment Of The Emerging Adult Children, Iris Michelle Young-Clark

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It has been well-documented by researchers that having a higher socio-economic status (SES) enables one to have greater access to an array of materials, goods, and services to promote or support academic achievement (Sirin, 2005). Education is stressed as the most consistent and reliable means to achievement. The investment in one's higher education benefits not only the individual but also broader society and the fundamental well-being of our nation. Given that vital educational decisions are made during the span of years characterized by adolescent becoming emerging adults, research is needed to explore the basis or association of these decisions ...


A Review Of Studies On Luxury Hotels Over The Past Two Decades, Yin Chu 2014 Iowa State University

A Review Of Studies On Luxury Hotels Over The Past Two Decades, Yin Chu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify current research trends and clarify the changing direction of studies on luxury hotels. Scholarly studies published between 1994 and 2014 were examined through content analysis, using such keywords as "luxury hotels", "deluxe hotels", "upscale hotels", "high-end hotels", and "four- or five-star hotels". The contributions were then screened to focus on luxury hotel-centered topics. The search revealed 70 qualified scholarly research articles. Conceptual studies were limited, with empirical studies representing a majority of the luxury hotel researches. The luxury hotel researches that were identified were categorized into nine groups by research themes: marketing ...


Stories Of The Children Of The Great Depression: What I Learned From My Parents, Ardyth Ann Stull 2013 Iowa State University

Stories Of The Children Of The Great Depression: What I Learned From My Parents, Ardyth Ann Stull

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to identify the strategies and skills parents utilized to provide for their family's basic survival needs, and the beliefs and values they embraced during the Great Depression to provide for the physical and emotional needs of their families in the midst of economic hardship. A qualitative research design utilizing a narrative inquiry approach was used to explore these issues. The research sample was composed of 12 men and women who were born in 1925 or earlier whose families suffered financial hardship during the Depression as evidenced by unemployment or underemployment of the ...


Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo 2013 Iowa State University

Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate apparel issues experienced by plus-size female teens aged 12-17 in the context of the functional, expressive, and aesthetic (FEA) consumer needs model. The specific objectives were to: (1) Examine whether current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) sizing categories meet the measurement needs of participants; (2) identify specific areas of the body where these individuals were not satisfied with the fit of their current ready-to-wear apparel; and (3) explore the current U.S. ready-to-wear apparel FEA needs for this target group.

Mixed-methods approach was used for this study with 30 female ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Financial Behaviors And Financial Well-Being Of African American College Students At One Historically Black Institution, Vivian Mason Fluellen 2013 Iowa State University

Exploring The Relationship Between Financial Behaviors And Financial Well-Being Of African American College Students At One Historically Black Institution, Vivian Mason Fluellen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

College students are at an important time in their lives as they move from financial dependence to financial independence. Given this concern, motivating young adults to save is an important objective. Research on college students and their finances has focused on credit card use. The current study explored the relationship between financial social learning opportunities and financial behaviors of African American college students at one HBCU. Similar studies have been done at predominately white institutions and community colleges, but none examined 1890 historically black colleges.

The current study drew from social theory to attempt to understand saving behavior. Bandura (1977 ...


Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Pickles, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel 2012 Iowa State University

Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Pickles, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Put up safe, tasty pickles with these detailed instructions. Also includes trouble-shooting advice.


A Pilot Study: The Use Of A Survey To Assess The Food Knowledge Of Nutrition Students At Various Levels Of Nutrition Education, Chante Chambers 2012 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Pilot Study: The Use Of A Survey To Assess The Food Knowledge Of Nutrition Students At Various Levels Of Nutrition Education, Chante Chambers

Open Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

A working definition of a concept known as ‘food literacy’ encompasses using basic food preparation knowledge that has been learned, understood, and practiced to make better food decisions. To advance these skills for client service, a post-secondary nutrition program would need to include objectives that allow application of knowledge. For this reason, the purpose of this study was to determine the difference in knowledge and application among students in 100, 200 and 400 level college nutrition course(s). A survey was developed to measure the food knowledge of these college students as they prepare for careers as health care professionals ...


Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Vegetables, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel 2012 Iowa State University

Preserve The Taste Of Summer—Canning: Vegetables, Sarah L. Francis, Holly R. Van Heel

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Preserve healthy, nutritious vegetables safely using the detailed directions in this publication. Includes typical canning problems and their solutions.


Given Credit Management Behavior, What Effect Does Educational Debt Have On Mortgage Approval Timetables?, Andrew McLeod 2012 Bryant University

Given Credit Management Behavior, What Effect Does Educational Debt Have On Mortgage Approval Timetables?, Andrew Mcleod

Honors Projects in Finance

Educational debt in the United States is a major concern as many young people enroll in undergraduate institutions beyond their financial means and the gap between the cost of an education and family income widens. Research suggests that an individual’s level of educational debt will have an effect on their financial future, but measuring the extent of damage incurred is much more difficult and needs further examination. This paper analyzes the relationship between the level of educational debt at graduation and time between graduation and home mortgage approval. This paper also examines the relationship between credit management behavior and ...


Family And Consumer Science Department: Our History In Pictures, Melanie Burns 2012 Eastern Illinois University

Family And Consumer Science Department: Our History In Pictures, Melanie Burns

History of EIU

This pdf booklet is of a presentation given by Dr. Burns that chronicles the history of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University.


Family And Consumer Science Department: Our History In Pictures, Melanie Burns 2012 Eastern Illinois University

Family And Consumer Science Department: Our History In Pictures, Melanie Burns

Melanie Burns

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Family And Consumer Science Department: Our History In Pictures, Melanie Burns 2012 Eastern Illinois University

Family And Consumer Science Department: Our History In Pictures, Melanie Burns

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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Stress: Taking Charge—Helping Children Manage Stress, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore 2012 Iowa State University

Stress: Taking Charge—Helping Children Manage Stress, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Tips to help children learn ways to handle new or frustrating situations and manage stress. Includes signs of stress in children, how stress affects differing personalities, and what to do to help both easy-going and aggressive personalities deal with stress.


Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Midlife Families, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore 2012 Iowa State University

Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Midlife Families, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Find tips to manage when responsibilities for both older family members and your adult children "sandwich" you in and jeopardize your own mental and physical health. Includes tips for handling money issues, making decisions for aging parents, and coping when adult children move back home.


Sewing Technique: Lapped Zipper, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller 2012 Utah State University

Sewing Technique: Lapped Zipper, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller

All Current Publications

This is a how-to publication on the techniques used to install lapped zippers.


Sewing Technique: Circular Ruffle, Jen Giddens, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller, Sarah Geer 2012 Utah State University

Sewing Technique: Circular Ruffle, Jen Giddens, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller, Sarah Geer

All Current Publications

This is a how-to publication on creating circular ruffles.


Sewing Technique: Straight Ruffle, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller 2012 Utah State University

Sewing Technique: Straight Ruffle, Jen Giddens, Sarah Geer, Lindsey Shirley, Chanae Weller

All Current Publications

This is a how-to publication on creating straight ruffles.


Dare To Excel: Service Learning, Kimberly A. Greder 2012 Iowa State University

Dare To Excel: Service Learning, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Help your children grow through service learning as they apply classroom knowledge to meaningful and needed services in the community. Includes ways to give kids a chance to experience personal responsibility and positive social behavior while developing a closer bond with their school and community.


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