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Iowa State University

1984

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The Effect Of Teaching Method Or Student Characteristics On Student Achievement Or Attitude In A Basic Computer Programming Undergraduate Course In Agricultural Mechanization At Iowa State University , Timothy A. Wiggins Jan 1984

The Effect Of Teaching Method Or Student Characteristics On Student Achievement Or Attitude In A Basic Computer Programming Undergraduate Course In Agricultural Mechanization At Iowa State University , Timothy A. Wiggins

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

During two successive semesters, 103 college students in a BASIC programming course were enrolled in classes which were randomly assigned as experimental or control groups. The control group received instruction by the traditional lecture method, while the experimental group received instruction by computer-assisted instructional materials. All students were given a pretest and posttest measuring knowledge of BASIC computer programming and computer use, a pretest and posttest measuring attitude toward computers and computer use, and a survey to obtain demographic data on the students. From an analysis of covariance, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) There was no significant difference in ...


Future Direction Of The Cooperative Extension Service As Perceived By Extension Personnel And Selected Public Leaders In Iowa , Larry Jeff Haskell Jan 1984

Future Direction Of The Cooperative Extension Service As Perceived By Extension Personnel And Selected Public Leaders In Iowa , Larry Jeff Haskell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This was a descriptive study designed to determine the perceptions of the respondents toward the future direction of the Iowa Cooperative Extension Service (ICES) in regard to four issue areas. The issue areas were: program philosophy, mission, goals, and priorities; roles, responsibilities, and resources; program delivery methods; and evaluation and accountability. This study was made possible by analyzing the data collected during a national study known as "Extension in the '80s." Hypotheses relating to differences in the perceptions of Extension personnel and selected public leaders when grouped by selected demographic variables were tested;Subjects for the study were all professional ...


An Experimental Evaluation Of Resource Materials On Leadership/Delegation For 4-H Youth , Julia Andrew Gamon Jan 1984

An Experimental Evaluation Of Resource Materials On Leadership/Delegation For 4-H Youth , Julia Andrew Gamon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Development of leadership skills is a 4-H priority. Therefore, resource materials to help teach delegation of leadership were experimentally evaluated with 106 youth at two Iowa 1983 4-H leadership camps;High-school age campers were randomly assigned to small groups and treatment levels. Trained adults who were either volunteers or Cooperative Extension Service personnel provided over six hours of instruction in leadership using either the experimental materials on leadership delegation or previously developed materials;There were no differences at the .05 significance level between treatment levels in participation of members in small group activities, in leadership styles, or group productivity. In ...


Attitudes Of Iowa Cooperative Extension Service Personnel Toward Microcomputer Technology , Jimmy G. Richardson Jan 1984

Attitudes Of Iowa Cooperative Extension Service Personnel Toward Microcomputer Technology , Jimmy G. Richardson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This descriptive study was designed to ascertain the attitudes of Iowa Cooperative Extension Service personnel toward the use of microcomputers and determine the training needs of Extension personnel in microcomputer technology. The study, which was sponsored by Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station Project 2617, used a questionnaire designed for Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station Project 2514. Hypotheses relating to differences in the attitudes of Extension personnel toward the use of microcomputers in Extension work and in perceived training needs when grouped by level of assignment, program area, and selected demographic groups were tested;Subjects for the ...


Administrators' Perceptions Of National Issues In Agricultural Education , Ronald Robert Rosati Jan 1984

Administrators' Perceptions Of National Issues In Agricultural Education , Ronald Robert Rosati

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to determine principal and superintendent perceptions of selected national issues in agricultural education and to compare these perceptions with the perceptions of teachers, teacher educators, and state supervisors. A national sample of 293 was selected from nominations made by the state officers of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and chief officers of the Chartered State Association of School Administrators, and the state chief school officers;Data were collected by a two-part survey instrument. Part I collected demographic information. Part II consisted of a series of issues identified by the participants at the ...