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Mothers' Perceptions Of Family-Centered Early Intervention Service Coordination, Elsa Macmillan Nownes Dec 1998

Mothers' Perceptions Of Family-Centered Early Intervention Service Coordination, Elsa Macmillan Nownes

Doctoral Dissertations

Profound changes have taken place in the way professionals work with families who have young children with disabilities. These changes have taken place because of revisions in what professionals believe is best practice and changes in laws that govern early intervention. Although previous researchers have addressed many questions pertaining to how best to serve young children and their families in early intervention, no previous researchers have used qualitative methods to explore parental perceptions of early intervention service coordination.

Mothers with children with special needs who resided in all nine districts served by Tennessee's Early Intervention System were interviewed. The ...


A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of The Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program, Janie L. Burney Dec 1998

A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of The Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program, Janie L. Burney

Doctoral Dissertations

Data on the economic value of nutrition education programs, such as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), can help decision makers choose between alternative programs based on costs and benefits. A cost-benefit analysis of EFNEP was conducted to determine if savings in food expenditures exceeded implementation costs. Costs were collected over a 6-months using expenditure reports and other records. Benefits were determined using prospective data from 371 females enrolled in EFNEP who completed a 24-hour food recall, behavior survey, and recorded the amount of money spent on food monthly at program entry and exit. Two treatment groups received ...


The Effect Of Modifying Eicosanoid Biosynthesis On Tumor Load In The Min/+ Mouse, Chun-Hung Chiu Aug 1998

The Effect Of Modifying Eicosanoid Biosynthesis On Tumor Load In The Min/+ Mouse, Chun-Hung Chiu

Doctoral Dissertations

Several lines of evidence strongly link prostaglandins (PGs) and leukotrienes (LTs) to cancers of the intestine. Epidemiological studies showed aspirin and aspirin-like compounds reduced the relative risk of intestinal cancer in humans by 40-50%. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause regression of intestinal tumors in humans and laboratory animals as well. The precise mechanism of antitumor effect of these NSAIDs is uncertain, but it has been presumed the effect is due to their ability to inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis. This dissertation is designed to investigate the effect of modifying eicosanoid biosynthesis by NSAIDs and dietary manipulation on tumor load in a ...


A Life Of Paradox: The Experience Of Eating Disorders In Five University Women Athletes, Deeanne K. Pearson Aug 1998

A Life Of Paradox: The Experience Of Eating Disorders In Five University Women Athletes, Deeanne K. Pearson

Doctoral Dissertations

A qualitative research investigation using the phenomenological interview was conducted to describe the experience of eating disorders in five university women athletes, aged 19-23 years, who had been clinically-diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and/or Bulimia Nervosa. At the time of the interview, one athlete was a current competitor while the other four had retired from their sport prior to their senior year. Three athletes retired due to complications from their respective eating disorders; one retired because of a sport-related injury. The thematic analysis suggested that the eating disorder experience of these women was one of paradox and was invariably bivalent ...


Experiencing Abortion: A Phenomenological Investigation, Kathryn Rea Smith May 1998

Experiencing Abortion: A Phenomenological Investigation, Kathryn Rea Smith

Doctoral Dissertations

This project provided a description of women's experience of abortion. In-depth, non-directive interviews were conducted with ten adult women in which they were asked to describe what stood out for them about their experience of abortion. Transcribed interviews constituted the raw data, and a method informed by hermeneutic analysis was used for purposes of describing the thematic structure of the experience. Findings indicated that this structure was defined by four themes: (1) Wrong and Right Aspects; (2) Issues of Life and Death; (3) Absence or Presence of Support; and (4) A Hard Thing to Go Through. These themes were ...


Fact Book 1998-1999, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment Jan 1998

Fact Book 1998-1999, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment

UTK Fact Book

Welcome to the ninth annual Fact Book of the University ofTennessee, Knoxville. This year's edition includes three new pages with data about enrollments by race and sex, and a fourth page about the 21st Century Campaign. The yearly production of the Fact Book serves as a culmination of the work conducted by the Office oflnstitutional Research and Assessment and demonstrates the diversity ofthe data we use. It is a source of satisfaction to me that it has become a standard resource for the university community.

I would like to acknowledge the many offices and individuals on the UTK campus ...


Front Matter Jan 1998

Front Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editor's Message

We live in a culture dominated by boundaries of all sorts. Personal space is precious to us, and we become uneasy when others do not honor those invisible borders, ignoring, perhaps, the ways in which those borders shift with age, class, gender, and ethnicity. We have office doors, house doors, and bedroom doors that we close and lock. Many of us demarcate a sharp separation between private life and public work, arguing, as does Michael Bèrubé that the life lived has nothing to do with the work written. And so we exist, being careful not to overstep ...


Jaepl, Vol. 4, Winter 1998-1999 Jan 1998

Jaepl, Vol. 4, Winter 1998-1999

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

Laurence E. Musgrove. Attitudes Toward Writing. This essay describes one teacher's approach to helping students understand the role attitude plays in contributing to or interfering with success in the writing class.

Mark McBeth. Body Oddities: Hypothetical (Com)positions from the Physically Extreme. Relying on the anomalous physicalities of the bearded woman, the hermaphrodite, and conjoined twins, this essay explores the links between the body and its constituent performances of composing.

Hildy Miller. Goddess Spirituality and Academic Knowledge-Making. Goddess-centered spirituality, an alternative way of making meaning, complements rationalism, the traditional notion of academic knowledge making.

Keith Rhodes. Plato, Gorgias ...


Body Oddities: Hypothetical (Com)Positions From The Physically Extreme, Mark Mcbeth Jan 1998

Body Oddities: Hypothetical (Com)Positions From The Physically Extreme, Mark Mcbeth

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Relying on the anomalous physicalities of the bearded woman, the hermaphrodite, and conjoined twins, this essay explores the links between the body and its constituent performances of composing.


Goddess Spirituality And Academic Know Ledge-Making, Hildy Miller Jan 1998

Goddess Spirituality And Academic Know Ledge-Making, Hildy Miller

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Goddess-centered spirituality, an alternative way of making meaning, complements rationalism, the traditional notion of academic knowledge making.


Plato, Gorgias, And Trickster: Seeking Rhetoric's Muse, Keith Rhodes Jan 1998

Plato, Gorgias, And Trickster: Seeking Rhetoric's Muse, Keith Rhodes

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

From an historical perspective, rhetoric is the premier Tricksterish art. Seeing this permits us to re-evaluate Plato's role in the history of rhetoric and re-think current practices.


Reflection And An Appetite For Experience: Theory To Classroom Practice, Judith Halden-Sullivan Jan 1998

Reflection And An Appetite For Experience: Theory To Classroom Practice, Judith Halden-Sullivan

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Reflection promotes an openness to thinking and an appetite for experience that must ground everyday classroom practice.


When A Student Ends A Wounded Silence, Dave Waddell Jan 1998

When A Student Ends A Wounded Silence, Dave Waddell

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Students who disclose psychological trauma may derive therapeutic benefits, and writing teachers should carefully consider their roles.


Back Matter Jan 1998

Back Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Attitudes Toward Writing, Laurence E. Musgrove Jan 1998

Attitudes Toward Writing, Laurence E. Musgrove

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This essay describes one teacher's approach to helping students understand the role attitude plays in contributing to or interfering with success in the writing class.


Reviews, Katie Kane, Sheryl Mylan, Jerome Bump Jan 1998

Reviews, Katie Kane, Sheryl Mylan, Jerome Bump

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Reviews

Katie Kane. Women Writing Culture. (Gary A. Olson and Elizabeth Hirsh, Eds., 1995). Women/ Writing/ Teaching. (Jan Zlotnik Schmidt, Ed., 1998).

Sheryl Mylan. ARTiculating: Teaching Writing in a Visual World. (Pamela B. Childers, Eric Hobson, and Joan A. Mullin, 1998).

Jerome Bump. Emotional Intelligence. (Daniel Goleman, 1995).