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Improving Elementary Nutrition Education Curriculum In San Francisco - A Program Analysis Of The Food Education Project, Audrey N. Chang Dec 2022

Improving Elementary Nutrition Education Curriculum In San Francisco - A Program Analysis Of The Food Education Project, Audrey N. Chang

Master's Projects and Capstones

Childhood obesity and food insecurity are problems within San Francisco, California. The purpose of this program analysis is to assess the Food Education Project (FEP), which is one of many projects addressing nutrition education and the long-term public health impact is to solve the problems of food insecurity and childhood obesity. Through primary data collection, students shared their honest feelings about food and were able to openly discuss what they know and do not know about food. A literature review was conducted through research from various databases from the University of San Francisco to identify not only current interventions but ...


Fall 2022 - Enrollment Profile Report, Systems Intelligence And Data Analytics, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Oct 2022

Fall 2022 - Enrollment Profile Report, Systems Intelligence And Data Analytics, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Enrollment Reports

This Enrollment Profile Report provides administrative- and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. Delivery-site reporting counts all students, including those in UNL programs delivered at UNO, but excludes UNO programs delivered in Lincoln (CPACS programs). Administrative-site reporting counts students enrolled in UNO programs only (including the CPACS programs delivered in Lincoln). The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity. A glossary at the end of the report provides ...


Are Students' Basic Psychological Needs Fulfilled In Remote Learning Environments?: A Mixed Methods Study, Lindsay M. Griendling, Victoria J. Vanuitert, Sean D. Mcdonald Sep 2022

Are Students' Basic Psychological Needs Fulfilled In Remote Learning Environments?: A Mixed Methods Study, Lindsay M. Griendling, Victoria J. Vanuitert, Sean D. Mcdonald

Middle Grades Review

Self-determination theory (SDT) posits that three basic psychological needs (i.e., autonomy, competence, and relatedness) must be fulfilled to promote positive outcomes among individuals participating in social environments. Teachers can provide supports to fulfill these needs within classroom environments to help them become autonomously motivated to engage in tasks and activities. Unfortunately, school closures and the shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic may have challenged teachers’ ability to create need-supportive classroom environments due to issues such as reliable access to technology, teacher preparedness in facilitating remote learning, and negative impacts to mental health and well-being. However, the extent ...


The Textual Gutter: How Gene Luen Yang Redefines The Gutter In Boxers & Saints To Tell A Transnational Tale, David Lucas Jr Sep 2022

The Textual Gutter: How Gene Luen Yang Redefines The Gutter In Boxers & Saints To Tell A Transnational Tale, David Lucas Jr

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

This paper attempts to provide a new understanding of the gutter and how it is used to significant effect in Gene Luen Yang's, Boxers & Saints. This research draws upon the work of Scott McCloud to establish a framework for the theoretical applications of the gutter. Most prior research focuses on the gutter within the page. This article demonstrates how Yang pushes the concept of the gutter further by creating a new type of gutter that moves beyond the pages and across texts. Then the research attempts to demonstrate how the idea of the textual gutter heightens the transnational elements ...


Evaluation The Developed Biology Book For The Ninth Grade In Jordan From Teachers’ Point Of View, Hala Smir Ibrahim Al Jadaa Sep 2022

Evaluation The Developed Biology Book For The Ninth Grade In Jordan From Teachers’ Point Of View, Hala Smir Ibrahim Al Jadaa

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

The study aimed at evaluating the biology book for the ninth grade in Jordan from the viewpoint of biology teachers in public schools in Qweismeh district. To achieve this goal, the study was conducted on a sample of (100) male and female biology teachers for ninth grade during the first semester of the academic year (2020/2021) in public schools in Qwaismeh district. the researcher used a questionnaire consisting of the following areas: (the general appearance of the book, the introduction of the book, the content of the book, the means and activities in the book, the contribution of the ...


The Variables Affecting Parents' Participation In The Sultanate Of Oman To Support Their Children's Education During The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Epidemic, Saif Bin Nasser Almemari, Ruqaya Hassan Al-Haddabi Sep 2022

The Variables Affecting Parents' Participation In The Sultanate Of Oman To Support Their Children's Education During The Outbreak Of The Covid-19 Epidemic, Saif Bin Nasser Almemari, Ruqaya Hassan Al-Haddabi

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

The study aimed to reveal the variables affecting the participation of parents in the Sultanate of Oman to support the education of their children during the spread of the Corona epidemic (Covid 19). To achieve the aim of the study; The researchers followed the descriptive approach by distributing an electronic questionnaire to a sample of 207 families of first and second cycle students in basic education in the Sultanate of Oman. The results of the study indicated that the participation of parents for their children in the Sultanate of Oman; To support their education during the Corona epidemic (Covid 19 ...


Empathy-In-Teaching As A Multidimensional Disposition In Counselor Education, Eric R. Baltrinic, Melissa Luke Sep 2022

Empathy-In-Teaching As A Multidimensional Disposition In Counselor Education, Eric R. Baltrinic, Melissa Luke

Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Empathy is a disposition noted among established teaching competencies in counselor education. However, current descriptions of empathy are unidimensional and lack an operational definition for evaluating teaching dispositions. The term empathy-in-teaching is a multidimensional concept suitable for expanding our current understanding of empathy within the current teaching dispositions in counselor education. Implications for application of the concept of empathy-in-teaching within the current teaching dispositions and future research suggestions are offered.


Case-By-Collaboration: An Adaptable Soft Skills-Based Educational Model For Health Disciplines, Elizabeth Gockel Blessing, Tyler A. Wood, Nicholas E. Grahovec Sep 2022

Case-By-Collaboration: An Adaptable Soft Skills-Based Educational Model For Health Disciplines, Elizabeth Gockel Blessing, Tyler A. Wood, Nicholas E. Grahovec

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold and consisted of the development of a skills-based model for Case-by-Collaboration (CBC) and the collection of qualitative data from students and teachers aimed at answering the research question: What skills do individuals (students) apply during the completion of a hypothetical medical laboratory management-based Case-by-Collaboration capstone project? Method: A consensual qualitative research design was selected for this study. Students and their instructors from three Medical Laboratory Science programs located in Texas, New York, and Missouri were recruited. Students were given a case that centers on the fictitious Cheapskate Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). The ...


The Clinical Reasoning Assessment Tool For Learning From Standardized Patient Experiences: A Pilot Study, Mary A. Riopel, Sara Benham, Jennifer Landis, Stephanie Falcone, Sarah Harvey Sep 2022

The Clinical Reasoning Assessment Tool For Learning From Standardized Patient Experiences: A Pilot Study, Mary A. Riopel, Sara Benham, Jennifer Landis, Stephanie Falcone, Sarah Harvey

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Clinical reasoning (CR) is the ability to integrate the knowledge of diagnoses with the use of supporting theories to create effective, client-centered interventions. One means of teaching CR to rehabilitation students is using standardized patient (SP) experiences. The relationship between faculty and student CR ratings after SP experiences has not been researched. The purpose of the study was to determine if there would be correlations between physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) student and faculty ratings of CR skills after an SP experience. Method: The Clinical Reasoning Assessment Tool (CRAT) was used by students to self-reflect on their ...


Evaluating Utah's Rural Online Initiative: Empowering Organizational Leaders Through Remote Work, Paul A. Hill, Amanda D. Ali, Lendel K. Narine, Andrea T. Schmutz, Tyson M. Riskas, Debra M. Spielmaker Sep 2022

Evaluating Utah's Rural Online Initiative: Empowering Organizational Leaders Through Remote Work, Paul A. Hill, Amanda D. Ali, Lendel K. Narine, Andrea T. Schmutz, Tyson M. Riskas, Debra M. Spielmaker

The Journal of Extension

Compared to urban counties, Utah's rural counties experienced high levels of unemployment. Informed by a statewide needs assessment, Utah State University Extension developed a remote work leadership course to equip business leaders with knowledge and skills to create remote jobs as a solution to rural unemployment. This descriptive evaluation study collected data from course participants (N = 62). Findings showed short-term outcomes were achieved; participants experienced increases in knowledge and skills and had more positive intentions toward creating remote jobs and hiring employees from rural counties. Extension professionals can design and evaluate their programs using the framework in this study.


Utilizing Best Practices For Preventing Injury Among Master Gardener Volunteers, Gabriela Murza Sep 2022

Utilizing Best Practices For Preventing Injury Among Master Gardener Volunteers, Gabriela Murza

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) participate in physically demanding service activities that put them at an increased risk for injury. Workshops were presented to MGVs to address ways to prevent or minimize injury and pain by using best practices, proper posture, and correct tool use when working in the garden.


Celebrating Women Conference: Promoting Well-Being Among Utah Women, Emma Parkhurst, Lisa Schainker, Naomi Brower Sep 2022

Celebrating Women Conference: Promoting Well-Being Among Utah Women, Emma Parkhurst, Lisa Schainker, Naomi Brower

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

The Celebrating Women Conference is an annual Utah State University (USU) Extension event designed to increase Utah women’s knowledge of health and well-being. It also provides opportunities for social connection, serves as an inspiration for a positive lifestyle change, and cultivates new skills for women to thrive in life.


Webinars As A Tool For Increasing Awareness Of Diabetes Prevention And Management Programs, Cindy Jenkins, Carrie Durward, April Litchford, Catherine Hansen, Annette Prall, Caitlyn Jasumback Sep 2022

Webinars As A Tool For Increasing Awareness Of Diabetes Prevention And Management Programs, Cindy Jenkins, Carrie Durward, April Litchford, Catherine Hansen, Annette Prall, Caitlyn Jasumback

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

Stakeholders sought to reduce the burden of preventable diabetes among adults in Utah via a “Food as Medicine” webinar series. The “Food as Medicine” webinar series sought to increase awareness of and enrollment in public diabetes programs. Evaluation results from the webinar series indicated an increase in awareness of diabetes programs and nutrition information needed to improve personal diabetes management.


An Assessment Of Priority Community Needs And Issues In Summit County, Jared Hawkins, Lendel K. Narine Sep 2022

An Assessment Of Priority Community Needs And Issues In Summit County, Jared Hawkins, Lendel K. Narine

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

Utah State University Extension conducted a needs assessment in Summit County to identify the most pressing social issues related to home and community. Key informant interviews with county stakeholders and survey data from county residents revealed that mental health and youth development are high-priority issues in Summit County.


Suicide Prevention Training For The Davis County Workforce In Utah, Emma Parkhurst Sep 2022

Suicide Prevention Training For The Davis County Workforce In Utah, Emma Parkhurst

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

Suicide prevention and mental health have been prioritized in Utah at both the local and state levels. In response, Utah State University (USU) Extension and partners provided an evidence-based training, VitalCog, to organizations to proactively address suicide in the workplace to the Davis County workforce.


Medical Students’ Experiences Of Part-Time Hospital Work: A Qualitative Study, Ali Nouri, Parand Pourghane, Fatemeh Mansori, Salar Salimi, James C. Oleson Sep 2022

Medical Students’ Experiences Of Part-Time Hospital Work: A Qualitative Study, Ali Nouri, Parand Pourghane, Fatemeh Mansori, Salar Salimi, James C. Oleson

The Qualitative Report

This qualitative study explored the experiences of medical science students of part-time hospital work. Twenty-four participants from Guilan University of Medical Sciences in Rasht, Iran were recruited purposively from the fields of nursing (10 students), surgery (4 students), laboratory sciences (4 students), radiology (3 students), and anesthesiology (3 students). Data were collected through semi-structured face-to-face interviews and were analyzed through conventional content analysis. Data analysis identified three main themes and eight sub-themes: perceived personal benefits (effective learning, improved self-confidence, financial gain), organizational outcomes (operational benefits, unprofessional care delivery), unpleasant clinical environment (job burnout, financial strains, academic discouragement). The data indicate ...


Writing A “Good” Autoethnography In Educational Research: A Modest Proposal, Ufuk Keleş Sep 2022

Writing A “Good” Autoethnography In Educational Research: A Modest Proposal, Ufuk Keleş

The Qualitative Report

In this paper, I first discuss what autoethnography is elaborating on an autoethnographic spectrum. Then, I draw on several scholars’ understanding of what a “good” autoethnography is and propose a list of suggestions to contribute to autoethnography’s conceptualization and operationalization in qualitative educational research in the future. Believing that a good autoethnography is the work of a scholar who aims for the witty hand of an artist and the sharp/critical mind of a social scientist, I suggest that a good autoethnography (a) creates a sense of transformation through a story of illumination, healing, understanding, and/or learning, (b ...


Building Volunteer Engagement In The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program From The Ground Up, Natalie Bumgarner, Debb Wilcox, Hannah Wright, Anna Duncan, Rachel Painter, Melody T. Rose, Lee Sammons, Celeste Scott, Gregg Upchurch Sep 2022

Building Volunteer Engagement In The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program From The Ground Up, Natalie Bumgarner, Debb Wilcox, Hannah Wright, Anna Duncan, Rachel Painter, Melody T. Rose, Lee Sammons, Celeste Scott, Gregg Upchurch

The Journal of Extension

This study was designed to assess key volunteer attitudes and perceptions about local and state Extension Master Gardener (EMG) volunteer programs. EMG volunteers in Tennessee completed a total of 759 surveys between January 22 and March 10, 2020. Survey responses showed there was a strong positive perception of local EMG groups and the connection with the University of Tennessee system overall. When respondents were segmented, answers to key questions showed illuminating differences between volunteers with positive and neutral or negative views of the program. The variations in answers show areas of potential emphasis to support healthy local group culture and ...


3-Dimensional Model Making As An Innovative Tool For Enhanced Learning Through Student Engagement Among Early Professional Medical Graduates, Shobha Chikkavaddaragudi Ramachandra, Vivek Anand Ojha, Devananda Devegowda, Suma M Nataraj, Prashant Vishwanath, Akila Prashant Sep 2022

3-Dimensional Model Making As An Innovative Tool For Enhanced Learning Through Student Engagement Among Early Professional Medical Graduates, Shobha Chikkavaddaragudi Ramachandra, Vivek Anand Ojha, Devananda Devegowda, Suma M Nataraj, Prashant Vishwanath, Akila Prashant

International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences

Background: Various innovative teaching-learning methods have been introduced in the medical curriculum for a better understanding of the difficult topics. We introduced the 3-dimensional (3D) model-making as an innovative tool for enhanced learning through student engagement among early professional medical graduates. Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Biochemistry of a Private Medical College. The phase I medical undergraduate students were divided into 20 groups with 10 students in each group. The topics taught by didactic lectures were allotted to each group by lottery method and were informed that the best model will be suitably rewarded after evaluation ...


Developing And Refining A Model For Measuring Implementation Fidelity For An Instructionally Embedded Assessment System, Jennifer L. Kobrin, Meagan Karvonen, Amy Clark, W. Jake Thompson Sep 2022

Developing And Refining A Model For Measuring Implementation Fidelity For An Instructionally Embedded Assessment System, Jennifer L. Kobrin, Meagan Karvonen, Amy Clark, W. Jake Thompson

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

We developed a six-step iterative process for developing and evaluating a model of implementation fidelity appropriate for use in an instructionally embedded assessment system. Our work explicitly connects the literature on theories of actions for assessment systems with the implementation fidelity literature originating from the program evaluation field. The steps include (a) developing a logic model identifying critical and optional implementation components; (b) identifying process data and indicators from the assessment system to represent each component; (c) developing hypotheses about expected patterns in the indicators representing different levels of implementation fidelity and identifying criteria for defining implementation levels; (d) conducting ...


The Application Of Praxis In High School Classrooms: A Qualitative Case Study, Tonia R. Maher Sep 2022

The Application Of Praxis In High School Classrooms: A Qualitative Case Study, Tonia R. Maher

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the application of educational research-based instructional methods by teachers in public secondary high school classrooms in Colorado. The use of educational research-based instructional methods will be defined as praxis. Bruner’s constructivist theory of learning and instruction guided this study. This qualitative case study employed an epistemological perspective that provided the framework for predicting, describing, empowering, and deconstructing worldviews by increasing the knowledge that leads to further understanding of the application of praxis in public secondary high school classrooms. The setting was Colorado public high schools. Data were collected from ...


Child Science Identity Interview Guide And Protocol, Heidi Cian, Remy Dou Sep 2022

Child Science Identity Interview Guide And Protocol, Heidi Cian, Remy Dou

Department of Teaching and Learning

While many data collection tools exist to elicit how individuals think about prototypical STEM persons (e.g., the Draw-a-Scientist assessment), such tools fail to capture the nuance of how individuals think about STEM and STEM personhood and how those perceptions change according to context and “in real life”. We designed the Child Science Identity Interview Guide and Protocol to learn about how youth see everyday experiences as “STEM” (or a particular subfield) and think of themselves and those in their social orbits as STEM persons.


Assumptions Underlying Performance Assessment Reforms Intended To Improve Instructional Practices: A Research-Based Framework, Sarah Wellberg, Carla Evans Sep 2022

Assumptions Underlying Performance Assessment Reforms Intended To Improve Instructional Practices: A Research-Based Framework, Sarah Wellberg, Carla Evans

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

There is renewed interest around including performance assessments in state and local assessment systems to spur positive changes in classroom instruction and student learning. Previous research has identified the external conditions that mediate the role of assessment in changing instructional practices. We extend that work by focusing on the internal classroom conditions that support improvements in student learning. We identified six key instructional practices from three teacher quality frameworks that may result from policy changes that include complex, performance-based assessments. For each practice, we explored the bidirectional relationships among the instructional core of students, teachers, and content. We argue that ...


Qa Manual 2022 - 23, Cct College Dublin Sep 2022

Qa Manual 2022 - 23, Cct College Dublin

Quality Assurance Manuals

The Quality Assurance Manual for CCT College Dublin, September 2022


A Multimodal Degree Completion Needs Analysis Of Agricultural And Extension Education Graduate Students In Sub-Saharan Africa, Millicent A. Oyugi, Mathew Baker, Alexa Lamm, Kevan W. Lamm Sep 2022

A Multimodal Degree Completion Needs Analysis Of Agricultural And Extension Education Graduate Students In Sub-Saharan Africa, Millicent A. Oyugi, Mathew Baker, Alexa Lamm, Kevan W. Lamm

Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education

Increasing doctoral degree holders in Sub-Saharan Africa may significantly impact the quality and quantity of undergraduate and graduate programs. Research capacity is crucial to successfully completing a thesis or dissertation and obtaining a graduate degree. Unfortunately, in Sub-Saharan Africa, many students abandon or delay their degrees at this stage due to limited research and writing skills. This study aimed to identify the most critical thesis and dissertation (TD) research needs of masters and PhD students from Sub-Saharan Africa. Thirty-eight skills were identified from the literature and presented to agricultural education and extension/leadership students. Borich (1980) and Witkin (1984) needs ...


Practical Leadership In Implementing Online Education Programs, Felix O. Quayson, Christopher Zirkle Aug 2022

Practical Leadership In Implementing Online Education Programs, Felix O. Quayson, Christopher Zirkle

Journal of Research Initiatives

The growing presence of online education can become a challenge for academic leaders and institutions to lead, manage, and explore in higher education. Online education can be complex when considering the social presence (Keast, 2022; Quayson, 2022), course development (Martin et al., 2019; Orlando, 2019), and economic outcomes (Burnett & Conley, 2013; Rubin, 2013; Seaman et al., 2019). However, unraveling the fundamentals of practical leadership can help educational leaders to facilitate, maintain, and implement online education programs. The study found published research studies that helped us to extricate the fundamentals of practical leadership in implementing online education programs in the following ways: the ...


Trauma-Informed Practices For Test-Taking Anxiety At The Elementary Grade Level, Kate Campbell, Shalini Mathew Aug 2022

Trauma-Informed Practices For Test-Taking Anxiety At The Elementary Grade Level, Kate Campbell, Shalini Mathew

Journal of Research Initiatives

Test -Taking Anxiety (TTA) is a challenging experience for children of all ages. Childhood exposure to trauma and adverse experience has been increasing. Fortunately, trauma-informed practices, such as mindfulness activities have become more widespread in schools throughout the last few years. Existing school counseling literature offers limited perspectives on how school counselors can support elementary students for TTA. This conceptual article explores the effects of trauma-informed practices on elementary-age students' test anxiety and overall academic success in schools and offers implications for practice.


Parent Survey 2022, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Josh B. Mcgee, Charlene A. Reid Aug 2022

Parent Survey 2022, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Josh B. Mcgee, Charlene A. Reid

Arkansas Education Reports

In late 2021, the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas administered a survey about education topics to a representative sample of 500 Arkansas parents of school-aged children. The students of these parents attended traditional public schools (66%), public charter schools (10%), public magnet schools (4%), and private schools (7%). Eleven percent of parents reported that their child was homeschooled, and 2% reported that their child attended school through a virtual platform.


Arkansas Parent Survey 2022, Sarah C. Mckenzie Aug 2022

Arkansas Parent Survey 2022, Sarah C. Mckenzie

Arkansas Education Reports

The Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas administered a survey on education topics to a representative sample of 500 Arkansas parents of school-aged children in late 2021 and addressed a variety of education-related topics.


Evidence Based Practice: Assessing The Educational Outcome, Michelle Brady Dr., Des Gallagher Aug 2022

Evidence Based Practice: Assessing The Educational Outcome, Michelle Brady Dr., Des Gallagher

Pacific Journal of Health

Healthcare providers and patients strive for optimal outcomes with a growing trend to embed the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) into mainstream care delivery by practicing dentists. The foundations of future best practice are built at dental school. How do we evaluate the outcome of an EBP syllabus?

This study describes the use of the KACE assessment tool to assess the learning outcomes of final year DDS students who had completed an EBP program. The use of a validated instrument to measure four dimensions, knowledge, attitudes about it, familiarity with sources for accessing evidence and confidence in critical appraisal skills ...