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“Get Tough!”: A Case Study On The Development Of The Sport Ethic In Youth Lacrosse, Ross Budziszewski May 2019

“Get Tough!”: A Case Study On The Development Of The Sport Ethic In Youth Lacrosse, Ross Budziszewski

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

While participation in youth sport is often linked with positive psychosocial and physical outcomes (Holt et al., 2017), this context can also cultivate ideals that lead to the development of unethical beliefs as well as unsafe sport practices (Al-Yaarbi & Kavussanu, 2017). The sport ethic is described as the deviant overconformity by an athlete to fit societal expectations of a sport’s high-performance culture (Hughes & Coakley, 1991). Strong beliefs in the sport ethic can lead to moral disengagement, antisocial behavior, and viewing sport like warfare (Shields, Funk, & Bredemeier, 2015). Although the sport ethic has been examined in competitive adult sport (Coakley ...


The Development Of English Learners As Writers Of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire May 2017

The Development Of English Learners As Writers Of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The population of English learners (ELs) is growing rapidly across the U.S. Concurrently, elementary students throughout the country are being required to produce more sophisticated writing products than ever before as a result of the heavy emphasis on writing instruction in the recently adopted Common Core State Standards. This qualitative study examined how to best support ELs as they develop as writers. It also addressed the strong need to investigate the impact of students discussing ideas with a partner throughout the writing process.

In order to determine how ELs develop as writers, a multiple case study was conducted in ...


“Whatdunit?” Developmental Changes In Children’S Syntactically-Based Sentence Interpretation Abilities And Sensitivity To Word Order, James W. Montgomery, Julia L. Evans, Ronald B. Gillam, Alexander V. Sergeev, Mianisha C. Finney Nov 2016

“Whatdunit?” Developmental Changes In Children’S Syntactically-Based Sentence Interpretation Abilities And Sensitivity To Word Order, James W. Montgomery, Julia L. Evans, Ronald B. Gillam, Alexander V. Sergeev, Mianisha C. Finney

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Aim 1 of this study was to examine the developmental changes in typically developing English-speaking children’s syntactically-based sentence interpretation abilities and sensitivity to word order. Aim 2 was to determine the psychometric standing of the novel sentence interpretation task developed for this study, as we wish to use it later with children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Children listened to semantically implausible sentences in which noun animacy and the natural affordance between the nouns were removed, thus controlling for event probability. Using this novel “whatdunit?” agent selection task, 256 children 7-11 years listened to two structures with canonical word ...


Adoption, Adaptation, And Abandonment: Appropriation Of Science Education Professional Development Learning, Max L. Longhurst May 2015

Adoption, Adaptation, And Abandonment: Appropriation Of Science Education Professional Development Learning, Max L. Longhurst

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Understanding factors that impact teacher utilization of learning from professional development is critical in order maximize the educational and financial investment in teacher professional learning. This study used a multicase mixed quantitative and qualitative methodology to investigate the factors that influence teacher adoption, adaption, or abandonment of learning from science teacher professional development. The theoretical framework of activity theory was identified as a useful way to investigate the phenomenon of teacher appropriation of pedagogical practices from professional development. This framework has the capacity to account for a multitude of elements in the context of a learning experience. In this study ...


Development And Validation Of An Instrument To Measure Participant Engagement In State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, Joshua D. Southwick May 2014

Development And Validation Of An Instrument To Measure Participant Engagement In State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, Joshua D. Southwick

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, calls for participants to become “active and full partners in the vocational rehabilitation process.” Although it is probable that the participant’s active engagement is a major factor in a successful vocational rehabilitation outcome, little is known about the actual meaning of engagement in the vocational rehabilitation process. This construct is often entangled with other concepts such as motivation and readiness. A clear operational definition of engagement in the vocational rehabilitation process would allow professionals to better support participants in their role. The purpose of this research was to (a) operationally define the ...


Two Studies Of Tierii Literacy Development: Throwing Sixth Graders A Lifeline, A. W. Graves, L. Duesbery, Nicole Pyle, R. Brandon, A. Mcintosh Jan 2011

Two Studies Of Tierii Literacy Development: Throwing Sixth Graders A Lifeline, A. W. Graves, L. Duesbery, Nicole Pyle, R. Brandon, A. Mcintosh

Nicole Pyle

No abstract provided.


Two Studies Of Tierii Literacy Development: Throwing Sixth Graders A Lifeline, A. W. Graves, L. Duesbery, Nicole Pyle, R. Brandon, A. Mcintosh Jan 2011

Two Studies Of Tierii Literacy Development: Throwing Sixth Graders A Lifeline, A. W. Graves, L. Duesbery, Nicole Pyle, R. Brandon, A. Mcintosh

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Thai Students' Attitudes And Concepts Of Technology, Kurt Henry Becker, Somchai Maunsaiyat Jan 2002

Thai Students' Attitudes And Concepts Of Technology, Kurt Henry Becker, Somchai Maunsaiyat

Engineering Education Faculty Publications

Of the eight major programs mentioned in Thailand's Eighth National Education Development Plan (1997-2001), one is aimed at developing human capability in the areas of science and technology. This is to address the fact that the teaching of technology in Thailand is lagging behind the technological changes of the last decade. Part of this reform effort is the development of conceptual based learning activities in science and technology for 12 to 15-year old students. These concepts are being introduced through the offering of a subject at the high school level. de Klerk Wolters (1989) indicated learning the concepts of ...


Is There An Organization That Can Help My Youth Develop Leadership?, Becky Mitchell Jan 2001

Is There An Organization That Can Help My Youth Develop Leadership?, Becky Mitchell

All Archived Publications

No abstract provided.


The Curriculum For The Lab Portion Of A Training For Day Care Providers In Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Celeste Anderson May 1994

The Curriculum For The Lab Portion Of A Training For Day Care Providers In Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Celeste Anderson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Along with many areas in the United States of America, Carbon County, Utah is considered economically depressed. With the unemployment rate at nearly 14%, spouses have entered the work force. In addition there are many single parents.This has left a high rate of children at risk and increased the demand for home day care providers, Although twelve hours of training per year are mandated by state law, very few providers have had any formal or professional training beyond an occasional evening workshop . What training has been offered has generally been along the lines of managerial, business and physical environment ...


The Development And Writing Of A Children's Story To Promote An Awareness Of Deaf Culture And American Sign Language, Blaine J. Taylor May 1993

The Development And Writing Of A Children's Story To Promote An Awareness Of Deaf Culture And American Sign Language, Blaine J. Taylor

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Many advocates of the deaf fear that a whole generation of deaf children will be lost emotionally. socially. and educationally. This fear stems from the fact that many children who are deaf are not having their linguistic. sociocultural. and communicative needs met at home or at school (King, 1993). Their needs are not met primarily for three reasons. First. the hearing culture is often inaccessible to them because they do not understand most of the spoken language around them. When children lack the communicative abilities to interact with the hearing culture. they can not be expected to be knowledgeable of ...


The Development And Writing Of A Children's Story To Promote An Awareness Of Deaf Culture And American Sign Language, Blaine J. Taylor May 1993

The Development And Writing Of A Children's Story To Promote An Awareness Of Deaf Culture And American Sign Language, Blaine J. Taylor

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many advocates of the deaf fear that a whole generation of deaf children will be lost emotionally, socially, and educationally, this fear stems from the fact that many children who are deaf are not having their linguistic, sociocultural. and communicative needs met at home or at school (King, 1993). Their needs are not met primarily for three reasons. First. the hearing culture is often inaccessible to them because they do not understand most of the spoken language around them. When children lack the communicative abilities to interact with the hearing culture, they can not be expected to be knowledgeable of ...


The Development Of Selected Vocational Centers And Vocational Schools In Utah, Glade C. Bailey May 1980

The Development Of Selected Vocational Centers And Vocational Schools In Utah, Glade C. Bailey

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to collect, describe, and interpret source materials pertaining to the history of the three area vocational centers and the three area vocational schools in Utah. The historical method of research was used, and the collection of data was from personal interviews, research of records, and publications of the six vocational institutions, the Utah State Board of Education, and the local school districts.

The three area centers and the three area schools began as an outgrowth of the 1963 Vocational Education Act and the 1968 Vocational Amendments. These vocational institutions were established to meet the ...


Nutritional Understanding Of Preschool Children Taught In The Home And Child Development Labratory, Thomas R. Lee May 1979

Nutritional Understanding Of Preschool Children Taught In The Home And Child Development Labratory, Thomas R. Lee

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was devised to determine the readiness of preschool children to learn about basic concepts of nutrition. Sixty preschool children enrolled in the Utah State University Child Development Laboratory, comprised the sample. Twenty children were taught at home by parents, 20 were taught at the Laboratory, and 20 received no instruction. The curriculum was based on the concept of nutrient density and used the Index of Nutritional Quality (INQ) in developing instructional materials. INQ is an index for comparing the amount of nutrients to the amount of calories in a food. Food Profile Cards, visual representations of this information ...


The Development And Validation Of An Assessment Instrument To Measure Environmental Education Competencies For Level Iii Of The Elementary Teacher Training Program At Utah State University, Francine Fukui May 1979

The Development And Validation Of An Assessment Instrument To Measure Environmental Education Competencies For Level Iii Of The Elementary Teacher Training Program At Utah State University, Francine Fukui

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Purpose and Procedures

The purpose of this study was to construct and validate an assessment instrument which could effectively measure the impact of implementing an environmental education component to the Level III program of the elementary teacher training program at Utah State University. It was the hope of this researcher that the test would also be administered to Level III students upon completion in subsequent quarters to indicate individual competence in the environmental education.

Care was taken in the construction of the instrument to assure content validity of concepts considered important by local, university, and state environmental education reviewers. A ...


The Development Of An Advisers' Handbook For Fbla And Pbl Chapters In Utah, Diane K. Linn May 1975

The Development Of An Advisers' Handbook For Fbla And Pbl Chapters In Utah, Diane K. Linn

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) organizations serve the business youth of today--the business leaders of tomorrow. These organizations, founded by Hamden L. forkner, have been in existence since 1942. The first FBLA chapter was chartered at Johnson City, Tennessee; and the first PBL chapter was charted at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, (now the University of Northern Iowa).1

Chapter growth has been rapid with the latest figures showing 4,587 FBLA chapters and 461 PBL chapters now in existence in 44 states and 3 territories.2

The Utah state chapter of ...


The Necessity Of Plastics Education And The Development Of A Course Outline As It Pertains To Area Vocational Schools In The State Of Utah, Denis Arthur Potter May 1971

The Necessity Of Plastics Education And The Development Of A Course Outline As It Pertains To Area Vocational Schools In The State Of Utah, Denis Arthur Potter

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Purpose of the Study. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a need in the plastics industries in the State of Utah for plastics education at the area vocational school level.

Source of the Data and Method of Study. A list of companies whose major function was plastics processing was obtained from the Directory of Utah Manufacturers. Additional companies were also identified if they were suspect of having any type of plastics processing function within their company. A questionnaire was sent to those companies identified to determine which companies were directly concerned with plastics education. Once ...


The Development And Progress Of Advanced Placement Mathematics In Utah High Schools, Marvin C. Golightly May 1969

The Development And Progress Of Advanced Placement Mathematics In Utah High Schools, Marvin C. Golightly

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Since the beginning of public schools, the bright, gifted students have plagued both teachers and administrators alike. The question of what to do with these bright students has caused much concern, and in this time of concern, many varied and different programs have begun. From some of these experimental stages. This is the Advanced Placement Program, as outlined by the College Entrance Examination Board.


Student Teacher Attitudes Toward Child Aggression And Dependency In Child Development Laboratory, Kristine Halls Smith May 1962

Student Teacher Attitudes Toward Child Aggression And Dependency In Child Development Laboratory, Kristine Halls Smith

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A child development laboratory in a university finds its first justification in its ability to contribute to the education of college students. After this justification has been established, the laboratory has a responsibility for serving the children enrolled in it.