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Overweight And Obesity In Health Care Workers In Relation To Musculoskeletal Conditions And Weight Loss, Jessica Lynn Ehrentraut 2011 University of Connecticut

Overweight And Obesity In Health Care Workers In Relation To Musculoskeletal Conditions And Weight Loss, Jessica Lynn Ehrentraut

Master's Theses

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the most prevalent occupational injuries in nursing home employees. Most of the research and interventions in the past 30 years have focused on teaching and training nursing home staff proper lifting and body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury. The weight of the nursing home staff and patients have increased dramatically in recent years parallel to the significant growth of adiposity in the general population with two out of three adults overweight, and one of four obese (Body mass index (BMI) > 30). This puts the staff at even higher risk for MSD injuries due to ...


Finding Hope In Atlanta, Dave Powell 2011 Gettysburg College

Finding Hope In Atlanta, Dave Powell

Dave Powell

Commentary on fallout from the cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools.


White Paper: Projected Savings From School Reform, Jeff Abbott 2011 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

White Paper: Projected Savings From School Reform, Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott

This paper explores possible school district savings from deregulation, de-politicization, and consolidation of school districts in Delaware County, Indiana. The author projected a 4.5 million dollar savings by the Indiana legislature changing the school districts' governance structures in Delaware County, Indiana.


Undergraduate Engineering Students' Understanding Of Heat, Temperature, And Radiation, Katharyn Nottis, Michael Prince, Margot Vigeant, Sarah Nelson, Kathryn Hartsock 2011 Bucknell University

Undergraduate Engineering Students' Understanding Of Heat, Temperature, And Radiation, Katharyn Nottis, Michael Prince, Margot Vigeant, Sarah Nelson, Kathryn Hartsock

Michael J. Prince

Difficulty understanding heat and temperature concepts has been recognized in engineering education. Confusion has been shown to persist after instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine whether undergraduate engineering students’ knowledge of four heat transfer concept areas significantly changed with instruction and whether this varied by major and GPA. Two hundred twenty-eight undergraduate engineering students from six institutions were assessed prior to and after instruction. Results showed significant improvement in most concept areas but mean scores were below mastery. Previously documented misconceptions persisted after instruction. Significant differences were found by major and GPA. Suggestions for future research provided.


Addressing Misconceptions About Heat Transfer In Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Instruction, Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Michael J. Prince, Margot A. Vigeant 2011 Bucknell University

Addressing Misconceptions About Heat Transfer In Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Instruction, Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Michael J. Prince, Margot A. Vigeant

Michael J. Prince

Understanding heat, energy and temperature can be difficult. Misconceptions about heat transfer have been found to persist, even after instruction. New instructional methods are needed to address them. This pilot study examined whether researcher-developed, inquiry-based activities could increase conceptual understanding of heat transfer. Twenty-two undergraduate chemical engineering students were assessed before and after instruction with inquiry-based activities. Participants had significantly higher scores on the post-test. An examination of assessment questions revealed substantial improvement on questions closely related to activities. However, participants had difficulty applying concepts in new and related contexts. Educational implications and suggestions for future research will be discussed.


Addressing Misconceptions About Heat Transfer In Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Instruction, Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Michael J. Prince, Margot A. Vigeant 2011 Bucknell University

Addressing Misconceptions About Heat Transfer In Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Instruction, Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Michael J. Prince, Margot A. Vigeant

Margot Vigeant

Understanding heat, energy and temperature can be difficult. Misconceptions about heat transfer have been found to persist, even after instruction. New instructional methods are needed to address them. This pilot study examined whether researcher-developed, inquiry-based activities could increase conceptual understanding of heat transfer. Twenty-two undergraduate chemical engineering students were assessed before and after instruction with inquiry-based activities. Participants had significantly higher scores on the post-test. An examination of assessment questions revealed substantial improvement on questions closely related to activities. However, participants had difficulty applying concepts in new and related contexts. Educational implications and suggestions for future research will be discussed.


Mad Chad Taylor To Perform At Iwu, Kristin Fields '12 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Mad Chad Taylor To Perform At Iwu, Kristin Fields '12

News and Events

No abstract provided.


Iowa State Daily (August 23, 2011), Iowa State Daily 2011 Iowa State University

Iowa State Daily (August 23, 2011), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, August 2011

Stop: this Bert and Ernie nonsense; Energy: Recycling for the future; Online: Throw and end of the summer bash; Inside: Tau'fo'ou takes starting spot; ISU students move in to residence halls; Local: AgArts to host potluck dinner fundraiser; Campus: for more first day photo.


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News, 2011 Georgia Southern University

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Department of Art Newsletter

  • 2011 Faculty Exhibition on Display Until September 1, 2011


The University Of Iowa Course Fees Fall 2011, University of Iowa, Office of the Registrar 2011 University of Iowa

The University Of Iowa Course Fees Fall 2011, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees

No abstract provided.


Faculty Club Monies/Plan, Gregory J. Brock 2011 Georgia Southern University

Faculty Club Monies/Plan, Gregory J. Brock

Faculty Senate Index

No abstract provided.


Utilizing Music And Movement As A Means Of Transition, Lisa Cioffi 2011 Rowan University

Utilizing Music And Movement As A Means Of Transition, Lisa Cioffi

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this teacher research was to examine the effects of a transition infused with music and movement may have on the classroom environment and the students within the setting. This study was conducted within a first grade general education classroom with a total of eighteen student participants. The students were included in the production of the transition through interviews and questionnaires in which each student had the opportunity to express his or her opinions regarding specific songs and movements he or she identified with relaxation. The students were then provided the experience of executing the music and movement ...


An Investigation On Whether Creating A Culture Of Respect Can Reduce Disruptive Behaviors By Influencing The Social Skills Development Of Four Year Old Children In An Urban Setting, Ruth Cummings-Hypolite 2011 Rowan University

An Investigation On Whether Creating A Culture Of Respect Can Reduce Disruptive Behaviors By Influencing The Social Skills Development Of Four Year Old Children In An Urban Setting, Ruth Cummings-Hypolite

Theses and Dissertations

This investigation explored the impact of a culture of respect on disruptive behaviors of four year old children in an urban setting. A curriculum on respect was implemented, and teachers' and students' views on respect were measured before and after delivering the curriculum. Family involvement was part of the curriculum. The research questions identified teachers' knowledge and attitudes regarding teaching social skills and respect, the influence of teaching respect on children's social skills, and effective strategies for teaching respect. A pilot study and principal study were conducted in a total of 9 preschool classrooms. A mixed research methodology was ...


Use Of Dfw Rates-Rationale And Benchmarks, Gregory J. Brock 2011 Georgia Southern University

Use Of Dfw Rates-Rationale And Benchmarks, Gregory J. Brock

Faculty Senate Index

No abstract provided.


Authentic Literature's Effect On Student Attitudes Towards Individuals With Disabilities, Sara Alves 2011 Rowan University

Authentic Literature's Effect On Student Attitudes Towards Individuals With Disabilities, Sara Alves

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect authentic literature had on student attitudes towards individuals with disabilities. This study was conducted by implementing a disabilities unit through read alouds in a second grade classroom. Eighteen students participated in the research model. Data collected included surveys, audio taped interviews, audio taped discussions, student response cards, and personal teacher research journal. The data was analyzed recursively across all data sets to determine patterns and themes. Data was coded according to three main patterns; if the pattern was found to be prevalent across all data sets it was found to ...


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University 2011 Georgia Southern University

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Georgia Southern University to Host 2011 Fall Family Weekend Oct. 7-9, 2011


The George-Anne, 2011 Georgia Southern University

The George-Anne

The George-Anne

No abstract provided.


New Faculty And Staff Join Iwu, Kristin Fields '12 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

New Faculty And Staff Join Iwu, Kristin Fields '12

News and Events

No abstract provided.


Information Technology Services Fosters Independence, Inclusion, Jackie Connelly '12 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Information Technology Services Fosters Independence, Inclusion, Jackie Connelly '12

News and Events

No abstract provided.


Salsa Students To Run Bank Of America Chicago Marathon, Jackie Connelly '12 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Salsa Students To Run Bank Of America Chicago Marathon, Jackie Connelly '12

News and Events

No abstract provided.


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