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Formative Influences Of Engineering Extension On Industrial Education At Iowa State College , Erik Lokensgard Jan 1986

Formative Influences Of Engineering Extension On Industrial Education At Iowa State College , Erik Lokensgard

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

At Iowa State University, engineering educators promoted and established industrial education under the guidance of the College of Engineering. Until about 1890, several professors provided training for non-engineers. Such training became a major concern of several national organizations. Engineers in the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations established the Mechanic Arts Section. Within the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, a Committee on Industrial Education sought ways for engineers to influence the growth of industrial education;John B. Johnson, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, began artisan training in 1901. It grew ...


Perceptions Of Limited-Resource Farmers Toward The North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service Farm Opportunities Program , John Quinly Williams Jan 1986

Perceptions Of Limited-Resource Farmers Toward The North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service Farm Opportunities Program , John Quinly Williams

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess how limited-resource farmers in a selected area of North Carolina perceived the Farm Opportunities Program. The study developed a characteristics profile of Farm Opportunities Program farmers, identified improvements farmers in a selected area of North Carolina made in their farming practices and situations, determined perceived benefits farmers received from the Farm Opportunities Program, and tested relationships between farming improvements and perceived benefits;The population of the study was comprised of 167 limited-resource farmers who were participants of the Farm Opportunities Program and living in Franklin, Vance, and Warren Counties of North Carolina ...


A Follow-Up Study Of Agricultural Education Graduates At The University Of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan , Muhammad Shafiq Jan 1986

A Follow-Up Study Of Agricultural Education Graduates At The University Of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan , Muhammad Shafiq

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to conduct a follow-up of the graduates of the Department of Agricultural Education at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. The objectives of the study were: (1) to determine demographic characteristics of graduates, (2) to determine factors influencing the career decisions of the graduates, (3) to gather perceptions of graduates regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the program, (4) to determine how graduates perceive the attitudes of others towards the program, and (5) to investigate achievements attained by graduates;A total of 208 students were graduated from the program and 148 of them were ...


Corporate Culture: Assessment Through Shared Values And Norms , Suzanne Beisel Mulder Jan 1986

Corporate Culture: Assessment Through Shared Values And Norms , Suzanne Beisel Mulder

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine shared understandings of corporate values and corporate norms as a reflection of the strength of corporate culture. Data for this study were gathered from 10 corporations with at least 100 employees located in Iowa and Nebraska. The sample included service, insurance, seed production, and grain storage corporations. From each, 40 employees were randomly selected, plus the Chief Executive Officer;Corporate culture was defined as a set of shared understandings of corporate values and corporate norms that provides employees with rules for behavior. A review of research revealed that corporate culture has impact ...


Effectiveness Of Computer/Video Assisted Instruction For Adults In A Nonformal Setting: A Preliminary Study , Phillip Craig Hamilton Jan 1986

Effectiveness Of Computer/Video Assisted Instruction For Adults In A Nonformal Setting: A Preliminary Study , Phillip Craig Hamilton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if nonformal adult students learn at a different level when taught by computer/video assisted instruction when compared to a conventional approach such as lecture with questions and overhead projections;Interactive lessons on agricultural futures hedging and agricultural futures options were written by the investigator and computer/video assisted futures options lessons presented to the treatment groups at Wayne, Enid, and Cherokee, Oklahoma;Three groups of nonformal adult students (N = 60) were selected to participate in the experiment. Pre-tests were developed and administered to a randomized one-half of both the treatment and ...


Analysis Of Needs: Adult And Postsecondary Agricultural Education In The Eastern Navajo Agency , Johnson Bia Jan 1986

Analysis Of Needs: Adult And Postsecondary Agricultural Education In The Eastern Navajo Agency , Johnson Bia

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the need for adult and postsecondary agricultural education in the Eastern Navajo Agency. The study established a profile of Navajo agricultural producers and agricultural production in the Eastern Navajo Agency, determined perceptions of conditions and need for agricultural education, determined extent of interest in specific agricultural topic areas, tested relationship between perception of and interest in agricultural education, and developed equations for predicting level of interest in agricultural topics;The population of the study was comprised of 150 Navajo adults who attended one of the educational meetings conducted in nine communities throughout ...


The Design And Development Of Capacitive Quasi-Closed Loop Positional Sensor, Craig Alan Baack Jan 1986

The Design And Development Of Capacitive Quasi-Closed Loop Positional Sensor, Craig Alan Baack

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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