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Iowa Teachers Of The Year: A Case Study , Joane Williams Mckay Jan 1990

Iowa Teachers Of The Year: A Case Study , Joane Williams Mckay

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The purpose of this case study was to construct an in-depth description of the ethos of three Iowa Teachers of the Year. Using an inductive analysis, the researcher describes the attitudes, values, and beliefs of key individuals who influenced the Teachers' of the Year in their teaching and the ecological characteristics of the classroom that influence their attitudes, values, and beliefs. On-site observations, interviews, and artifacts were the data used to generate five empirical assertions about the ethos of the Iowa Teachers of the Year;The ethos of these award-winning teachers may be described as an antithesis of what has ...


Sinners In The Pulpit: The Ministers Of Faulkner And Hawthorne, Swati Chanda Jan 1990

Sinners In The Pulpit: The Ministers Of Faulkner And Hawthorne, Swati Chanda

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The significance of the minister in society has always been acknowledged. He has always played an important social role and, because of his particular authority, is expected to be a model for his parishioners. The situation of a religious leader is markedly different from that of any other figure of authority. Venial sins may be forgiven more easily in a leader whose duties are secular because, after all, the public duties of such a leader need not involve the attempt to better men's souls. The duties of a priest or a parson. on the other hand, make him responsible ...


Locations Of Sauk, Mesquakie, And Associated Euro-American Sites 1832 To 1845: An Ethnohistoric Approach , Kathryn Elizabeth Gourley Jan 1990

Locations Of Sauk, Mesquakie, And Associated Euro-American Sites 1832 To 1845: An Ethnohistoric Approach , Kathryn Elizabeth Gourley

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By the treaty negotiated at the close of the Black Hawk War in 1832, the Sauk (Sac) and Mesquakie (Fox) ceded their lands bordering the Mississippi River. Thirteen years and several treaties later,the tribes had ceded all their remaining lands in Iowa Territory to the United States government and they were relocated to a reservation in present-day Kansas. Abundant documentary evidence of these land transfers has survived. These documents have been the basis of many detailed studies by historians and ethnohistorians (Berthrong 1956: Gallaher 1916a, b: M. Green 1965, 1976: Hagan 1958: Kurtz 1986: Trennert 1981: Van der Zee ...


The Role Of Literature In The Freshman English Programs Of Private, Liberal Arts Colleges In Iowa, Minnesota, And Wisconsin, Carol A. Teator Jan 1990

The Role Of Literature In The Freshman English Programs Of Private, Liberal Arts Colleges In Iowa, Minnesota, And Wisconsin, Carol A. Teator

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What I have attempted to determine in this study of freshman English programs in selected private, liberal arts colleges in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa is the role that literature has in the freshman writing programs of these colleges.

Based on the pedagogical and theoretical essays I had read prior to beginning this study, I believed there was a trend in writing instruction theory that would necessitate a deemphasis on literary studies in freshman writing instruction. Contemporary composition theory is based on the belief that freshman writing is best taught through instruction in typical rhetorical modes, such as the comparison/contrast ...


Natural Language Acquisition And Rhetoric In Artificial Intelligence, Richard David Johnson Jan 1990

Natural Language Acquisition And Rhetoric In Artificial Intelligence, Richard David Johnson

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During the 1980s, artificial intelligence research started to undergo a quiet, but important shift in focus from research in computer science to research in the human sciences and humanities. Though in the past, artificial intelligence has primarily been researched by computer scientists, the need for input from the human sciences has invited a great amount of cross-disciplinary work by members of many different callings. Rarely do people start out in the field of artificial intelligence; rather, the dream of building an intelligent machine infects them as they see the parallels between their work and the projects being undertaken in artificial ...


Teacher-Student Interactions In The Esl Classroom: An Investigation Of Three-Part Exchanges, Teacher Feedback, And The Role Of Gender , Marguerite Louise Sibley Jan 1990

Teacher-Student Interactions In The Esl Classroom: An Investigation Of Three-Part Exchanges, Teacher Feedback, And The Role Of Gender , Marguerite Louise Sibley

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Basic research conducted in the second language learning context of the classroom has flourished in the past few years. Investigators have entered the classroom to collect data on a myriad of aspects of the language learning environment, and a rich body of literature is accumulating on the use of language by teachers and learners. Interactions between teachers and learners have been the focus of many studies in English as a Second Language (ESL) and related fields, based on the assumption that opportunities for oral production coupled with feedback from teachers will facilitate the learning process. Such assumptions, however, while gaining ...


Being In A Mythic World, Robert J. Smith Jan 1990

Being In A Mythic World, Robert J. Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Always Coming Home, by Ursula K. Le Guin, is an unusual novel that at once relaxes, disturbs, and intrigues the reader. The reasons why are not easy to find; but I started with the assumption that Always Coming Home utilizes an authentic discourse, what I call "authentic feminine discourse" to emphasize the feminist slant on what it means to write outside patriarchal conventions as an authentic individual. This is not to be taken as an exhaustive study, nor as some kind of metanarrative that attempts to re-create the text in terms of this limited thesis. Even the claim of unification ...


The Sinking Man, Richard A. Malloy Jan 1990

The Sinking Man, Richard A. Malloy

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Anthology of poetry and short stories by Richard A. Malloy


Painted Demons, William E. Rand Jan 1990

Painted Demons, William E. Rand

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An anthology of short works of creative writing by William Ellis Rand.


The Blossom And The Coffin (A Book Of Poetry), Richard L. Solly Jan 1990

The Blossom And The Coffin (A Book Of Poetry), Richard L. Solly

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No abstract provided.


Othello And The Question Of Race: A Review Of Two Decades Of Criticism, Azmil M. Zabidi Jan 1990

Othello And The Question Of Race: A Review Of Two Decades Of Criticism, Azmil M. Zabidi

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No abstract provided.


College Students' Attitudes Toward Gender Roles And Acquaintance Rape , Sandra Ann Kuiper Jan 1990

College Students' Attitudes Toward Gender Roles And Acquaintance Rape , Sandra Ann Kuiper

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Because acquaintance rape is an increasing concern on college and university campuses today, it is important that research be done to determine what factors contribute to its incidence and tolerance. Such research could also contribute to determining ways to deal with this problem. The purposes of conducting this study were: (a) to investigate the relationship between individuals who possess traditional attitudes toward the role of women in society and the belief that acquaintance rape is justifiable when women engage in nontraditional behaviors, and (b) to determine if a difference exists between those who possess traditional attitudes and those who possess ...


Booze, Ballots, And Wild Women: Coverage Of Suffrage And Temperance By Three Iowa Newspapers, 1870-75, Diana Pounds Jan 1990

Booze, Ballots, And Wild Women: Coverage Of Suffrage And Temperance By Three Iowa Newspapers, 1870-75, Diana Pounds

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No abstract provided.


An Assessment Of Composition Writiing Proficiency Of Form Four Students At A Selected Secondary School In Zimbabwe, Samuel Maruta Jan 1990

An Assessment Of Composition Writiing Proficiency Of Form Four Students At A Selected Secondary School In Zimbabwe, Samuel Maruta

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No abstract provided.


The Atttitudes Of K-12 Interactive Tv Teachers Toward Their Ability And Training For Teaching At A Distance, Eleanor Jane Chinn Jan 1990

The Atttitudes Of K-12 Interactive Tv Teachers Toward Their Ability And Training For Teaching At A Distance, Eleanor Jane Chinn

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No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Aids-Related Information Sources On Homophobia: A Social Learning Perspective, Brian E. Magruder Jan 1990

The Impact Of Aids-Related Information Sources On Homophobia: A Social Learning Perspective, Brian E. Magruder

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No abstract provided.


In Search Of A Eurydice: The Orphic Theme As A Link Between Hart Crane's The Bridge And Aimé Césaire's Return To My Native Land, Julie A. Minkler Jan 1990

In Search Of A Eurydice: The Orphic Theme As A Link Between Hart Crane's The Bridge And Aimé Césaire's Return To My Native Land, Julie A. Minkler

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In The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche maintains that artistic creation is the product of two formative and controversial forces--the Apollonian and the Dionysiac-–"rising directly from nature" (24). According to Nietzsche, the artist must appear as "imitator" of nature, "either as the Apollonian dream artist or the Dionysiac ecstatic artist, or, finally... as dream and ecstatic artist in one" ( 24).


Natives, A Collection Of Fiction And Poetry, Paul C. Brooke Jan 1990

Natives, A Collection Of Fiction And Poetry, Paul C. Brooke

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An anthology of poetry and short fiction by Paul Clayton Brooke.


Foreign Student Adjustment At Iowa State University, Sandra Lee Humphrey Jan 1990

Foreign Student Adjustment At Iowa State University, Sandra Lee Humphrey

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Each year, millions of people, residents of every country in the world, leave their homes to go abroad. Their purposes in sojourning to distant, unfamiliar places are varied. Some want to travel, some go on business, some wish to serve those in need through volunteer service, and still others hope to receive a high-quality education. Regardless of the motives behind travel, living in a foreign country, even for just a few days, affords new experiences and different, often uncomfortable, feelings about the surroundings.

Foreign students in particular have often been observed in order to assess their reactions to the new ...


Inconsistencies In Washington Irving's Characterization Of Mahomet In The First Volume Of Mahomet And His Successors, Raymond George Lacina Jan 1990

Inconsistencies In Washington Irving's Characterization Of Mahomet In The First Volume Of Mahomet And His Successors, Raymond George Lacina

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In 1849 Washington Irving published the first volume of Mahomet and His Successors, his contribution to the study of Islam and its Prophet. This volume, though one of two, can stand alone as a biography similar in scope to the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Life of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography; in it Irving focuses on the life of Mahomet, beginning with a description of the land which gave birth to the Prophet and ending with his death. The second volume, which was hastily thrown together after the publication of the first and presented to the ...


Using Process In The English Classroom: A Curriculum Design Guide For Middle School Teachers, Maureen Mcguire Taylor Jan 1990

Using Process In The English Classroom: A Curriculum Design Guide For Middle School Teachers, Maureen Mcguire Taylor

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

When I began teaching seventh and eighth grade English, right out of my undergraduate program, I thought I didn't need extensive training in composition theories and methods to teach thirteen and fourteen year olds how to write. I thought I could just use coiDiilon sense and my own experiences to manage a writing curriculum. Two years later, I found myself in graduate school studying, of all things, rhetoric and composition theories. My experience at the middle school level taught me that it was composition instruction that my students needed most of all. And even though I had taken some ...


East Of Eden: Steinbeck's Proclamation Of Human Greatness, David Stewart Mccright Jan 1990

East Of Eden: Steinbeck's Proclamation Of Human Greatness, David Stewart Mccright

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

East of Eden (1952), the tenth of John Steinbeck's eleven novels, is a work that celebrates the greatness of the human soul. In particular, it celebrates the power of human beings to determine their own destiny through the heroic exercise of free will. As such, this novel represents a unique development in Steinbeck's concept of human potential, and it grants a power of action he had never before given to men and women.


Semantic Transferability And Prototypicality In Chinese And English: A Study Of The Semantic Acquisition Of "Thin" By Chinese Learners Of English, Rue Yuan Jan 1990

Semantic Transferability And Prototypicality In Chinese And English: A Study Of The Semantic Acquisition Of "Thin" By Chinese Learners Of English, Rue Yuan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In the field of second language (L2) acquisition, researchers as well as L2 teachers have long been aware of the difference in lexical usage patterns and in the meaning ascribed to L2 words by native speakers and by L2 learners. It has been observed that L2 learners appear to use more words of general than of specific meaning, tend to both overextend and underextend word meanings, and often fail to respond to constraints of register and collocation. In the case of polysemous words, it is also found that L2 learners acquire some meanings but not others. Idioms and figurative language ...


From Sect To Cult To Sect: The Christian Catholic Church In Zion , Warren Jay Beaman Jan 1990

From Sect To Cult To Sect: The Christian Catholic Church In Zion , Warren Jay Beaman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This is an ethnographic case study of the founding of the Christian Catholic Church and Zion, IL, by John Alexander Dowie from 1893 to 1905. This group is analyzed as first a sect, then a cult, and finally a sect. This is not the expected change from sect to denomination suggested by Niebuhr following Troeltsch;Recent research on cults and sects follows Stark and Bainbridge's definitions. Both cult and sect are deviant religious movements. The sect revitalizes an established religion and the cult begins a new religion. The Stark and Bainbridge definition proves inadequate in its prediction of cult ...


The Impact Of Network Formation On Technology Use Among Female Headed Households In Rural Southern Philippines , Enrico Neri Imperio Jan 1990

The Impact Of Network Formation On Technology Use Among Female Headed Households In Rural Southern Philippines , Enrico Neri Imperio

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This study was undertaken to investigate the farming activities of female headed households in the Philippines. In particular. how resource-poor households utilize networks to access resources and technology;To accomplish the above purpose, a survey questionnaire was prepared in the Department of Sociology in Iowa State University. After approval. it was translated and taken to the sampled 8 rural barrios which had previously been stratified according to population and migration status. All female heads of households in these barrios were interviewed by females who were residents of the barrios;Results indicate that FHHs' and households' characteristics are important factors in ...


Discrimination Faced By Female Administrators In Institutions Of Higher Education In India And The United States Of America , Rajni Bhatnagar Jan 1990

Discrimination Faced By Female Administrators In Institutions Of Higher Education In India And The United States Of America , Rajni Bhatnagar

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This study was designed to investigate the discrimination variables which distinguish female department chairs, heads, directors and deans in colleges and universities within higher educational institutions in India and the United States of America;A survey instrument was used to collect the data to investigate ten areas of discrimination, namely, (1) salary and fringe benefits, (2) cultural and social issues, (3) male attitudes, (4) status, (5) potential barriers to advancement, (6) promotion possibilities, (7) gender discrimination, (8) structure of the institution, (9) competence, (10) and accomplishments, identified from the review of the literature;Two hundred and six (206) subjects from ...


Life History And Developmental Correlates Of Female Vocational Preferences: A Multivariate Study , Laura Sherrick Reichel Jan 1990

Life History And Developmental Correlates Of Female Vocational Preferences: A Multivariate Study , Laura Sherrick Reichel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the present study was to assess the relationship among life history experiences, sex-roles, self-esteem and women's vocational preferences according to Holland's vocational typology. The sample consisted of 296 undergraduate female college students. Data were gathered via four questionnaires: the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory (Hansen & Campbell, 1985); the Biographical Questionnaire (Owens, 1971); the Bem Sex-Role Inventory (Bem, 1981); and the Self-Esteem Inventory (Coopersmith, 1987). Subjects were then classified according to Holland's vocational personality types;Both discriminant analyses and canonical correlations demonstrated the validity of using life history information, sex-roles and self-esteem to predict female vocational preferences ...


Black Farm Families In The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta: A Study Of The Brooks Farm Community, 1920-1970 , Valerie Grim Jan 1990

Black Farm Families In The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta: A Study Of The Brooks Farm Community, 1920-1970 , Valerie Grim

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This is a study of a black farm community called Brooks Farm. The research was designed to examine the total experience of Brooks Farm residents. The Brooks Farm community is located in Drew, Mississippi, a small rural town in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta. This study covers a period of fifty years, 1920-1970, in order to show changes that occurred in the community. The Brooks Farm community was formerly established as a plantation during the 1920s. It became the only plantation in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta that evolved into a community of black landowners during the 1940s. Brooks Farm was created by a ...


Factors That Influence The Career Aspirations Of Mathematically Precocious Females , Janey L. Montgomery Jan 1990

Factors That Influence The Career Aspirations Of Mathematically Precocious Females , Janey L. Montgomery

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The career aspirations and the factors influencing career decisions were investigated for a group of extremely precocious females to determine why some enter math/science careers and others do not. Using the multiple-case study approach, 15 mathematically precocious females' career paths were characterized. These females had scored before age 13 at least 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test-Mathematics (SAT-M) (frequency: top 1 in 60,000);Questionnaires completed at age 13, in 8th grade, and after high school graduation were used; in-depth telephone interviews at 19 to 21 years provided further data. Extremely mathematically precocious females have focused career goals by ...


The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha Jan 1990

The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The journals of Elizabeth Dusenbury Vincent, written between 1852 and 1857, trace the development of a young middle class New York woman toward intellectual fulfillment. The second daughter of an ambitious, driving lumber baron, she found herself torn between the expectations of an evangelical Presbyterian family and church and her own yearning for learning. Two years at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary left her with the feeling there was a wide gulf between herself and those about her. She set and pursued her own course of study which led her to Joliet, Illinois, as a teacher in the first public high school ...