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Critical Issues In K-12 School Libraries, Elizabeth Reisz The University of Maine
Critical Issues In K-12 School Libraries, Elizabeth Reisz
Maine Policy Review
Elizabeth Reisz examines critical issues facing K–12 school libraries at a time of decreasing budgets but increasing recognition of the need for libraries and the skills librarians bring to 21st century education.
Authority Control: A Conversation, Julene L. Jones University of Kentucky
Evaluation Of The Division Of Securities Investor Education Seminars, KristiLyn J. Wilkinson Utah State University
Evaluation Of The Division Of Securities Investor Education Seminars, Kristilyn J. Wilkinson
All Graduate Theses and Dissertations
It is important that consumers are not only financially literate, but that they are also capable of making prudent financial decisions. Effective financial education programs should empower individuals to make wise financial decisions and avoid financial scams. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Investor Education Seminars taught by the Utah Division of Securities. The effectiveness of the educational program was measured by changes in financial knowledge, confidence, attitudes, and behavior compared to individuals who did not participate in the course. A logic model was used to outline program objectives and to determine the research ...
Healthy Sexuality: Evaluating A Psychoeducational Group Promoting Knowledge, Communication, And Positive Experiences, Brenna M. Wernersbach Utah State University
Healthy Sexuality: Evaluating A Psychoeducational Group Promoting Knowledge, Communication, And Positive Experiences, Brenna M. Wernersbach
All Graduate Theses and Dissertations
The present study examined the state of healthy sexuality among college students and the influence of a psychoeducational group on related constructs. Healthy sexuality is comprised of multiple constructs, including accurate knowledge, positive attitudes, risk reducing behaviors, open communication among partners, and self-efficacy for creating desired experiences and preventing unwanted experiences. Sexuality-related knowledge, attitudes and values, and behaviors were measured prior to and following the four-session intervention. Additionally, prior sexuality education at the familial and school-based levels was assessed and compared to the designed intervention. Fifty-six young adults participated in the groups, with topics covering sexual anatomy and response, communication ...
The Effects Of Chronic Lower Back Pain On Muscle Activation And Range Of Motion, Gina Lange, Laura Richards Valparaiso University
The Effects Of Chronic Lower Back Pain On Muscle Activation And Range Of Motion, Gina Lange, Laura Richards
Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship
The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to examine the muscle activation of lower back muscles during various trunk positions in persons with and without chronic lower back pain (CLBP); second, to examine the relationship between perceived levels of pain and muscle activation and range of motion. Five subjects with CLBP and five subjects without CLBP volunteered to participate. Using an Electromyogram (EMG) the muscle activity of the ten subjects were recorded during three different trunk positions—standing neutrally, standing with 30 degrees flexion, and standing with maximum hyperextension of the trunk. The subject’s perceived pain in each ...
School Safety Planning: Barriers To Implementation Perceived By District Leadership And First Responders, David J. Alba, Robert K. Gable Johnson & Wales University
School Safety Planning: Barriers To Implementation Perceived By District Leadership And First Responders, David J. Alba, Robert K. Gable
This study explored the perceptions of district and first responder leadership (N = 6) with respect to school crisis preparedness. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a stratified purposeful sampling of school, police, and fire/rescue personnel who were primarily responsible for the planning, training, and implementation of district safety policies. Overarching themes were: desire for coherence among procedures with guidance from the state level; and, ambiguity of roles and responsibilities in the event of a crisis. Participants believed the onus to foster inter-agency partnerships was the responsibility of either the state, or the partnering agencies. In addition, while the importance of ...
Pstat: Promoting Sustainable Transportation Among Teens, Jordan Bryner, Yi Ying Chin, Candice Patton, Rebekah Patton, Christopher Stanfill, Rick Wheeler, Jeffrey Keith Clark II, Paul Frymier, Chris Cherry, David Irick, Leon Tolbert University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Pstat: Promoting Sustainable Transportation Among Teens, Jordan Bryner, Yi Ying Chin, Candice Patton, Rebekah Patton, Christopher Stanfill, Rick Wheeler, Jeffrey Keith Clark Ii, Paul Frymier, Chris Cherry, David Irick, Leon Tolbert
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Publications and Other Works
Can an innovative, team-based, hands-on design and construction project involving high school students change their attitudes and personal preferences for transportation to favor lower impact modes? This was the main question PSTAT (Promoting Sustainable Transportation Among Teens) sought to answer. Since the last decade, global climate change has fuelled increased development of alternative transportation modes that have lesser impact on the environment. However, society is not embracing the change with open arms. Therefore, there is a critical need for a paradigm shift, which could be especially timely for teen-aged students starting to adopt their own personal transportation preferences. By exposing ...
Astaxanthin: A Comparative Case Of Synthetic Vs. Natural Production, Khoa Dang Nguyen University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Astaxanthin: A Comparative Case Of Synthetic Vs. Natural Production, Khoa Dang Nguyen
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Publications and Other Works
Astaxanthin, the “king of carotenoids” has been widely used as an animal feed additive for several decades, mainly in the aquaculture industry. Recent studies have led to its emergence as a potent antioxidant available for human consumption. Traditionally it has been chemically synthesized, but the recent market interest has generated interests in producing it naturally via yeast (Phaffia rhodozyma) fermentation, or algal (Haematococcus pluvialis) induction. This work aims to compare these production processes and their impact on the economical, environmental, and societal scale. We also look at the attempts of increasing production yields by altering various parameters during all three ...
Booklet Of Selected Theses From The Ma In Criminology, Ma In Law, Ma In Child, Family And Community Studies, And The International Masters In Early Childhood Education, 2010-2012, Matt Bowden, Carmel Gallagher, Kevin Lalor Dublin Institute of Technology
Booklet Of Selected Theses From The Ma In Criminology, Ma In Law, Ma In Child, Family And Community Studies, And The International Masters In Early Childhood Education, 2010-2012, Matt Bowden, Carmel Gallagher, Kevin Lalor
This booklet highlights and celebrates the research work of graduates from taught Masters programmes in the School of Social Sciences and Law:
• the MA in Criminology
• the MA in Law
• the MA in Child, Family and Community Studies
• the International Masters in Early Childhood Education, co-delivered with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway) and the University of Malta (Malta).
The MA in Criminology and the MA in Law commenced in 2006 and the MA in Child, Family and Community Studies commenced in 2007. Each has quickly become established in its field as a popular, exciting and challenging ...
Motivations For Disaffiliation From The Two-By-Two Sect, Julene L. Jones University of Kentucky
Motivations For Disaffiliation From The Two-By-Two Sect, Julene L. Jones
Julene L Jones
Disaffiliates from encapsulating sects may have many motivations for their disaffiliation. Multiple typologies exist which shed light on an individual’s motivations for disaffiliation from religious groups in general, and on motivations for disaffiliation from particular sects, though no exploration has been made of disaffiliates of the highly tense, fundamentalist Christian Two-by-Two sect. This article describes results from a survey of former members of the sect which points to motivations regarding the implausibility of doctrine as being the strongest motivations for these disaffiliates.
Global Data Change: Overview, Tips, And Tricks, Julene L. Jones University of Kentucky
Global Data Change: Overview, Tips, And Tricks, Julene L. Jones
Julene L Jones
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Validation And Descriptive Analysis Of The System For Observing Dance Activities In The Classroom Environment (Sodance), Meredith E. Sims University of Kentucky
Validation And Descriptive Analysis Of The System For Observing Dance Activities In The Classroom Environment (Sodance), Meredith E. Sims
Theses and Dissertations--Kinesiology and Health Promotion
The first part of this study sought to validate the System for Observing Dance Activities in the Classroom Environment (SODANCE) based off the System for Observing Fitness Instructional Time (SOFIT). Female students age 11-17 years (N=42) participated in an activity protocol of SOFIT activities and common dance activities to validate appropriate coding categories. Each student wore a heart rate monitor and accelerometer while participating in the activities lying, sitting, standing, walking, running, single leg balances, leg swings, pirouettes, and leaps. Heart rate, maximum heart rate percentage, heart rate reserve percentage, vertical axis accelerometer counts, and vector magnitude accelerometer counts ...
Great Expectations: Twenty-First Century Public Institutions And The Promise Of Technology Based Economic Development: A Case Study, Tara K. Baas University of Kentucky
Great Expectations: Twenty-First Century Public Institutions And The Promise Of Technology Based Economic Development: A Case Study, Tara K. Baas
Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
American research universities, especially over the past 30 years, have increasingly become involved in technology transfer activities. For public land grant institutions, involvement is largely inspired by a desire to maximize revenue opportunities and demonstrate economic relevance. This intrinsic case study addresses the efforts of a public, land grant and flagship institution, the University of Kentucky, to augment its technology transfer activities, with a specific focus on its attempts to spin off university technology-based firms. The data were gathered primarily through oral history interviews with technology transfer personnel, entrepreneurs, and spinoff personnel. Its purpose is to understand better the structure ...
La Enseñanza De La Gramática: Un Debate Pendiente En El Contexto De La Educación Argentina, María Cecilia Gaiser Western University
La Enseñanza De La Gramática: Un Debate Pendiente En El Contexto De La Educación Argentina, María Cecilia Gaiser
Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
En la primera mitad del siglo XX, la enseñanza de la gramática tradicional no se cuestiona y su límite oracional no es un eje de discusión puesto que todavía las líneas de orientación textual estaban en ciernes. Entre los 60 y 70 el estructuralismo eclipsa los estudios del lenguaje y sus herramientas de análisis gramatical ingresan en las aulas. Es en los últimos 20 años cuando aparecen las dos líneas que direccionarán el destino de la gramática en la escuela: no dar gramática o reemplazar la gramática oracional por una lingüística/gramática textual y/o análisis del discurso. En ...
Faculty In The Mist: Ethnographic Study Of Faculty Research Practices, Marilyn R. Pukkila, Ellen L. Freeman Colby College
Faculty In The Mist: Ethnographic Study Of Faculty Research Practices, Marilyn R. Pukkila, Ellen L. Freeman
A report on ethnographic research on college faculty research and teaching methods, with their use of information resources, library services, technology, and academic IT support.
The Effect Earning A Ged While Incarcerated Has On Recidivism Rates: A Research Synthesis, Daniel A. Passarell The College at Brockport: State University of New York
The Effect Earning A Ged While Incarcerated Has On Recidivism Rates: A Research Synthesis, Daniel A. Passarell
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The purpose of this research synthesis was to determine the effect that academic education programs have on recidivism rates. The purpose of American correctional facilities is to correct the behavior of convicted felons so that they do not return to criminal activities after they are released. Billions of dollars are spent by state and federal correction departments each year to do this. Academic and vocational education, religious, counseling, substance abuse and drug treatment, anger management, and parenting skills are just some of the prominent programs offered to offenders to help them return to society as responsible citizens. Twenty-one peer-reviewed journal ...
The Accidental College Student, Phyliss Dubinsky Shey University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Accidental College Student, Phyliss Dubinsky Shey
This narrative study began as a retrospective of an in-depth interview study with a young woman who navigated the move from a large, suburban school system in the mid-Atlantic region before the fifth grade to a small, isolated rural school in Southern Appalachia in the 1990s. She graduated from the only high school serving the county in which she lived. Over the course of two formal interviews, hundreds of informal conversations for more than ten years, and particularly through writing this analysis (Goodall, 2000), I realized that even though there were vast differences between our ages, cultural backgrounds, and current ...
Acculturation And Identity Development Of Deaf Ethnic Minorities, Glennise Candice Schlinger University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Acculturation And Identity Development Of Deaf Ethnic Minorities, Glennise Candice Schlinger
This study examined whether experiences in the family and the education systems could influence Deaf ethnic identity development. Data were collected via administration of the Deaf Acculturation Scale (DAS). Participants’ responses were assessed as outlined by the developers of the DAS (Maxwell-McCaw & Zea, 2011). Results suggested that parents’ attitude towards their child’s deafness may affect the deaf individual’s identity development. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with four deaf ethnic minority participants: One Venezuelan American and three African American. Two hearing parents (both mothers) also participated in the interview: one Venezuelan American and one African American. Thematic analysis was used to code and identify patterns among the participants’ responses. Some themes discussed were: the role of spirituality and how it shaped deaf ethnic minority parents’ attitudes toward their child’s deafness; the impact of educational experiences and Deaf identity development, and what factors determined whether an individual identified with their ethnicity or Deafness first. The study suggests that familial/parental attitude toward deafness and experiences in the education system strongly influence Deaf identity development. Limitations and suggestions to further research are also discussed.
The Little School Of The 400: A Mexican-American Fight For Equal Access And Its Impact On State Policy, Erasmo Vázquez Ríos University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Little School Of The 400: A Mexican-American Fight For Equal Access And Its Impact On State Policy, Erasmo Vázquez Ríos
Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History
Founded in 1957, the Little School of the 400 (LS400) was a Mexican-American led effort to acculturate and assimilate Mexican schoolchildren in Texas to the dominant Anglo-led society. By the mid-20th Century, more than a hundred years of discrimination and racism had produced an environment where Mexicans were treated as second-class citizens. Early 20th-Century activism had replaced armed and violent resistance such as the Cortina Wars of the 1850s but Anglo institutions ensured that any opposition from Mexicans and Tejanos toward the status-quo was met with indifference and perhaps worse.
My argument centers on the fact that ...
The Legislative Purposes And Intent Of The Common Levy In Nebraska’S Learning Community, Matthew L. Blomstedt University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Legislative Purposes And Intent Of The Common Levy In Nebraska’S Learning Community, Matthew L. Blomstedt
Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research
The purpose of this historical study was to establish the purposes and intent of the common levy in Nebraska’s learning community. The development of this unique regional educational structure consisting of eleven school districts in the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area is central to the study. The research detailed the context of the decisions made by the Nebraska Legislature to establish and implement the learning community law from 2005 and 2012. Specifically, the study focused on the establishment of a regional tax base, the common levy, as a response to boundary and finance instability that persisted in the Omaha area ...
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Online Versus Face To Face College Courses, Ningning Shi, Chen Du, Hala Bin Saab, Xiaonan Jiang
The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia Boquist
User Guide: A Guide To Disability Statistics From The National Assessment Of Educational Programs (Naep), Andrew Houtenville, Andrew Houtenville, S Ruiz-Quintanilla, S. Ruiz-Quintanilla
A Sample Of Research Data Curation And Management Courses, Elaine Martin, Donna Kafel, Javier Crespo, Myrna Morales, Andrew Creamer
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