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Sociology

Professional studies in education

1993

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International Undergraduate Student Adjustment In A Community As A Function Of Motivation, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships, Participation In Activities, And English Language Skills , Mary Felicity Barratt Jan 1993

International Undergraduate Student Adjustment In A Community As A Function Of Motivation, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships, Participation In Activities, And English Language Skills , Mary Felicity Barratt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the relationships among several variables and the adjustment of international undergraduate students at Iowa State University to the community in which the university is located. Mail surveys were sent to international undergraduates who had been enrolled at Iowa State University for one year or more, and 170 usable surveys were returned;Findings supported certain of the hypotheses. Specifically, adjustment, as measured the evaluation of the experience with the people of community, is positively related to interpersonal relationships with Americans, written and oral/aural English language skills, and region of origin. Adjustment, as measured by the evaluation of ...


Effectiveness Of Nine Months Of Intervention On The Culture Of 22 Schools In Northeast Minnesota , John D. Wessels Jan 1993

Effectiveness Of Nine Months Of Intervention On The Culture Of 22 Schools In Northeast Minnesota , John D. Wessels

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study are to examine the cultures of 22 small rural elementary and secondary schools in northeast Minnesota to determine the effects of nine months of intervention on the cultures of these schools, and to identify approaches which influence positive change in their culture. Three questions are addressed during this study: (1) To what extent do productive school cultures exist in 22 small rural elementary and secondary schools in northeast Minnesota? (2) To what extent will nine months of intervention influence the productive school cultures of these 22 schools? (3) What approaches are most influential in enhancing ...


Determination Of Iowa Educators' Attitudes And Perceptions And The Impact Resulting From A Fulbright Study Abroad Project To Russia On Global Education , Linda Lou Wolf Jan 1993

Determination Of Iowa Educators' Attitudes And Perceptions And The Impact Resulting From A Fulbright Study Abroad Project To Russia On Global Education , Linda Lou Wolf

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to determine the impact of an intensive five-week Fulbright group project upon the attitudes and perceptions of Iowa educators toward their host country, Russia. Further it has examined the impact of such an experience on global education perspectives. Comparisons were made with attitudes and perceptions of applicant and nonapplicant groups. Members of two other previous Fulbright group projects were questioned concerning the impact of their experiences on their teaching and professional development;The study utilized a variety of data gathering measures both empirical and naturalistic: questionnaire, interview, focus group interview discussion, open-ended questioning, and participant observer ...